General R&D Tax Credit Study Pricing
While every engagement varies in cost based on size, complexity and a number of other factors, here are some general pricing guidelines:
- Pricing is based on the number of hours required to complete the study, which roughly translates to between 15-35% of the net R&D tax credit.
- Per IRS guidelines, our pricing is NOT based on the amount of the credit received.
- Pricing is consistent with what most CPA firms charge per hour.
- Payment terms: Half when the project starts and the balance upon completion (includes pre-approved travel & living costs, if any).
For smaller clients, the fee usually translates to about 30% of the credit. For much larger clients who would be receiving credits of $1,000,000+ per year, the fee would be in the lower end of the range.