The R&D Tax Credit recognizes engineering as a hard science along with chemistry, biology and physics. Additionally, many engineering firms do not realize they are engaging in R&D activities on a daily basis. Typically, engineers encounter complex issues, evaluate various solutions, and solve problems through an iterative design process. The R&D Tax Credit provides an incentive for this process. Whether firms provide Civil, Structural, or MEP engineering services, there is a high probability that they will have qualifying activities.