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Understanding How the R&D Tax Credit Can Offset Payroll Taxes

Start-ups and small businesses customarily incur expenditures that may qualify for Research & Development (R&D) tax credits, but generally, these businesses don’t have the taxable profit needed to take advantage of the credit. Qualifying small businesses can apply all or a portion of this popular credit against their payroll tax liability, including social security taxes. Below we’ve answered some of the key R&D questions and whether your business is eligible for offsetting payroll tax.