Several activities, including the ones listed below may qualify for the R&D credit.

  • Adding new equipment
  • Automating internal processes
  • Beta testing
  • CAD or 3D Modeling
  • Certification testing
  • Creating more efficient and environmentally friendly designs
  • Compiling research data
  • Designing tools, jigs, molds, and dies
  • Developing new, improved, or more reliable products / processes / formulas
  • Developing, implementing or upgrading systems and/or software
  • Developing new technology
  • Developing or improving production and/or manufacturing processes
  • Developing production control software
  • Environmental testing
  • Improving processes or the manufacturability of a product
  • Interaction between sales personnel and engineering
  • Maintenance on manufacturing and production equipment
  • Maintaining research equipment
  • Manufacturing products
  • ImprovingĀ used or existing equipment
  • Participating in technical meetings
  • Pre-production feasibility analysis
  • Pre-production test runs
  • Preparation of technical details of Requests for Proposal quotes
  • Prototype Development
  • Raw material yield maximization analysis
  • Technical design reviews
  • Testing new product concepts
  • Testing new manufacturing concepts
  • Trying new or different raw materials