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R&D University 101

A comprehensive four-course curriculum covering everything you need to know about R&D tax credits, from US qualifications to international regulations, and how the credit evolves to benefit more companies each year.

Session #1

Introduction to the R&D Tax Credit

What to Expect

Qualifying. Claiming. A myriad of benefits. There are so many moving parts to the R&D tax credit—who wouldn’t be confused? Well, it’s time to set the record straight—and that’s precisely what we’ll do in Introduction to the R&D Tax Credit.

In this hour-long webinar CrossBorder Solutions’ Director of R&D Tax Credits Rahim Walji takes you back to basics, discussing no-brainers like, “What is the R&D tax credit?” And the more in-depth: “How has it expanded over the years?” He’ll reveal the secrets to qualifying for the R&D tax credit and walk you through those deliberately vague prerequisites (What exactly is “technical uncertainty” anyway?).

But once you know that your company qualifies, the question becomes, what’s the best way to reap the benefit? Apply the credit against payroll taxes? Deduct—or amortize—the costs of R&D equipment? A straight-up refund? Good news: We’ll tackle all that, too.

Learning Objectives 

The learner will be able to define R&D tax credits.

The learner will be able to summarize how the R&D tax credit has become more generous.

The learner will be able to classify who qualifies for the R&D tax credit.

The learner will be able to list reasons why more companies don’t apply for the R&D tax credits.

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Session #2

R&D Tax Incentives for Startups

What to Expect

Start-up companies are unique investors in any economy—they buy and rent real estate, create jobs, pay taxes, and inject new money into local jurisdictions. Around the world, governments are beginning to understand just how vital these innovators are. In fact, many—including the United States—are using R&D tax incentives to entice these newcomers to set up shops in their own countries. How are they targeting start-up businesses? What types of incentives are available? Which businesses qualify?

In this hour-long webinar, CrossBorder Solutions’ Director of R&D Tax Credits Rahim Walji discusses the many ways governments are rewarding companies for creating R&D hubs inside their borders and how these (for now) small businesses can make a big impact on the future.

Learning Objectives 

The learner will be able to see the unique role startups play in the economy.

The learner will discover how jurisdictions are rewarding start-up companies for innovation.

The learner will be able to compare R&D incentives for startups from various countries.

The learner will be able to identify if his/her company qualifies for R&D tax credits around the world.

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Session #3

The Truth About Qualifying

What to Expect

Start-up companies are unique investors in any economy—they buy and rent real estate, create jobs, pay taxes, and inject new money into local jurisdictions. Around the world, governments are beginning to understand just how vital these innovators are. In fact, many—including the United States—are using R&D tax incentives to entice these newcomers to set up shops in their own countries. How are they targeting start-up businesses? What types of incentives are available? Which businesses qualify?

In this hour-long webinar, CrossBorder Solutions’ Director of R&D Tax Credits Rahim Walji discusses the many ways governments are rewarding companies for creating R&D hubs inside their borders and how these (for now) small businesses can make a big impact on the future.

Learning Objectives 

The learner will be able to see the unique role startups play in the economy.

The learner will discover how jurisdictions are rewarding start-up companies for innovation.

The learner will be able to compare R&D incentives for startups from various countries.

The learner will be able to identify if his/her company qualifies for R&D tax credits around the world.

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Session #4

R&D Tax Credit Challenges and How to Overcome Them

What to Expect

Changing regulations. Documenting projects. Calculation methodologies. Technical expertise. Is it us, or does claiming R&D tax incentives seem super complicated? Relax. We’ve got you covered.

In this free, hour-long webinar, CrossBorder Solutions’ Director of R&D Tax Credits, Rahim Walji, discusses the R&D tax credit’s uphill battles and shares expert strategies to solve them. Plus, you’ll get an up-close look at how CrossBorder Solutions’ AI-powered technology seamlessly handles the entire R&D application process, from qualifying to quantifying to organizing and storing data—an important piece of the puzzle, if you plan to apply for the credit again next year. And now that you know how easy it can be, why wouldn’t you?

Learning Objectives 

The learner will be able to define the four-part test.

The learner will be able to provide examples of frequent R&D tax credit challenges.

The learner will be able to identify strategies to overcome frequent R&D tax credit challenges.

The learner will be able to summarize how technology acts as a solution.

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