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The R&D Tax Credit helps businesses across the United States be more competitive, grow faster, and increase profitability. This tax credit applies to businesses of all shapes and sizes in many different industries. At Black Line Group, we take pride in working with a diverse group of industries. Below, we've created industry-specific brochures for many of the fields we currently work with and have handled in the past. These brochures detail our experience in the industry and specific activities we look for when performing R&D Tax Credit studies.

Food Manufacturing

Food manufacturers create new recipes, flavor profiles, and food preservation techniques regularly. And those are just some of their many qualifying R&D activities.

Food Manufacturing

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Turning & Machining

By developing prototypes, improving cell manufacturing, and designing tools and fixtures, machining businesses have many opportunities to qualify for the R&D Tax Credit.

turning and machining

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Engineering & Design

Engineers are practically always involved in research and development, from drafting to designing to testing. And that qualifies for the credit.

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Sheetmetal Fabrications

As a sheetmetal fabricator, you may be experimenting in nesting or scrap reduction processes. That, and more, qualifies for R&D Tax Credit.

sheetmetal fabrication

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Stamping / Tool & Die

Simply designing and building new tooling, dies, or fixures can qualify a Tool & Die business for the R&D Tax Credit, and that's only the beginning.

Stamping industry

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Contract Manufacturing

With new tools, dies, fixtures, prototypes and processes continuously being developed, contract manufacturers have plenty of reasons to save with R&D.

Contract Manufacturing

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Plastic Molding

From creating individualized, unique molds to redefining scrap reduction processes, there are plenty of R&D credits to be had for plastic molders. 

Plastic Molding

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Furniture & Cabinet Making

Whether they're building prototypes or designing new packaging, there are many ways furniture makers qualify for the R&D Tax Credit.

Furniture & Cabinet Making

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Foundry & Metal Castings

Companies in the foundry industry design a lot of unique castings and processes for casting. Consequently, there are many opportunities for the R&D Tax Credit.

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Software & Technology

Software & tech companies have many qualifying R&D activities within the full life-cycle of activities related to developing and launching new or improved software and technology.

Software & Technology

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Electrical Contractors

Electrical contractors have many qualifying R&D-related activities, like calculating conduit wire overheating or cable tray support and configuration.

Electrical Contractors

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Beer & Brewing

Developing and testing new recipes for delicious, innovative beers isn't the only way brewers can gain from the R&D Tax Credit.

Beer & Brewing 

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Aerospace

From designing new aircraft parts to defining scrap reduction activities, the aerospace industry has many qualifying activities.

 Aerospace

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Agriculture

Experimenting with disease control methods and crop rotations are just some of the ways the Ag industry can save with R&D.

Agriculture

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What Our Customers Have To Say

“The reason we feel that the R&D Tax Credit is important is simple — it saves us money. This is money we can reinvest back into our business. We have been extremely satisfied with Black Line Group’s services. They make the process relatively easy and have contributed to the reduction of our tax liability. After three consecutive years of engagement, we can confidently say that they are the experts in the R&D tax credit field.”

“Our company has worked with Black Line Group and filed for an R&D Tax Credit since the 2010 tax year. We had filed for this credit in the past but got away from using it for several years until engaging Black Line Group. It is a detailed process that Black Line Group has a great deal of experience in, and not something we would have been successful in doing ourselves. We know and hear from other NTMA members that there has been a lot of concern regarding audits by the IRS in regards to companies that file for this credit. In most of the instances of an audit, it was a result of trying to go back and amend prior year returns. In our case, we chose not to go back and amend, but to simply claim credits for the current tax year and beyond."

“We would like to say thank you for the great service we received from Black Line Group regarding the R&D Tax Credit Study you performed for us earlier this year. We noticed your booth at the NTMA conference in Colorado and realized it was time to get started on identifying and tracking our R&D efforts. LeanWerks is a production manufacturing facility and Black Line was able to help us identify all of our qualifying expenses for three years via a smooth and organized process. In addition, the documentation was provided for our tax accountants to immediately begin the amendment process without any further work on our part. The fee for this R&D service was fair and it more than paid for itself in credits. We received substantial federal and Utah state tax credits to apply to previous taxes and/or carry forward for future years. We would highly recommend the Black Line Group to other companies! We look forward to seeing you at the NTMA conference next year! Thanks again!”

“I would like to take a moment to thank you for the experience we had with Black Line Group. R&D tax credits are very important to organizations like ours. Custom manufacturers in the U.S. must find ways to add value through the best technology. We do this through engineering excellence. R&D tax credits provide a means to cushion the heavy costs that many times may never be recovered. Black Line Group made the sometimes exhausting preparation seem simple. I was personally involved with the process prior to Black Line and with Black Line. Black Line assigned an individual that actually knew something about our industry and our processes for R&D activity. Black Line is clearly the right partner for organizations like ours.”

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