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ALMOST THERE…

INFORMATION CENTER: ALMOST THERE…    2020 Appropriations Bill Earlier this week, the house passed an FY 2020 Appropriations Bill which included an amendment (attached) titled ‘‘Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019″. This amendment extends both 179D and 45L for 2018, 2019 & 2020. The Senate is expected to quickly approve the bill...

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Invest In Your Business With the R&D Tax Credit

INFORMATION CENTER: Invest In Your Business With the R&D Tax Credit In the current economic climate, it’s still surprising that more businesses don’t explore all of the tax incentives available to help lighten the financial burden by reducing a company’s tax liability, or in certain cases, offsetting payroll taxes. ABGi USA provides R&D Tax Credit...

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R&D and the Architecture Industry: Building Freedom to Innovate

INFORMATION CENTER: R&D and the Architecture Industry: Building Freedom to Innovate Most companies within the architecture industry understand the amount of time and resources that go into creating innovative, customized designs and keeping up with the environmental codes and safety regulations which seem to change every year. What these architecture firms may not know is...

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R&D and the Beer Brewing Industry: Time to Refill Your Pint!

INFORMATION CENTER: R&D and the Beer Brewing Industry: Time to Refill Your Pint! The beer market is a multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S. that is only expected to grow more in the coming years. The industry continuously demands high quality beers, new recipes, and improved ingredients. The processes involved in malting, mashing, fermenting, bottling, and...

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5 Common Myths About the R&D Tax Credit

INFORMATION CENTER: 5 Common Myths About the R&D Tax Credit Despite an overall increase in R&D tax credit claims by US businesses, many companies are still not reaping the full benefits of R&D tax credits. The main reason most companies don’t realize that the R&D tax credit can benefit their business, is the misperception that...

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R&D and the Winemaking Industry

INFORMATION CENTER: R&D and the Winemaking Industry: Time to Refill Your Glass! The wine market is a multi-billion dollar industry in the U.S. that is only expected to grow more in the coming years. The industry continuously demands high quality wines, new blends, and improved ingredients. The processes involved in growing, irrigating, harvesting, blending, and...

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A Comparison of the Big 4 and ABGi USA

INFORMATION CENTER: White Paper: A comparison of the “Big 4” and ABGi USA With tax reform adding to the complexity of the Internal Revenue Code, companies are searching for ways to reduce overall tax liability through various tax incentives. Companies continue to rely on large accounting firms to assist in identifying and quantifying deductions and...

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U.S. Tax Reform – R&D Tax Credit

INFORMATION CENTER: U.S Tax Reforms:  Research and Development Tax Credit On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law H.R. 1, more commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act). While maintaining the permanency of the Research Tax Credit, the Act eliminated the Domestic Production Activities Deduction under Section 199 of...

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Research and Experimentation (R&E) Credit

INFORMATION CENTER: Research and Experimentation (R&E) Credit Government support of research and development (R&D) may be appropriate when the social benefits associated with research activities exceed the private benefits. In the absence of such intervention, a market economy would tend to underinvest in research that leads to new ideas, discoveries and knowledge that are helpful...

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Visiativ acquires Jumpstart

INFORMATION CENTER: Visiativ Acquires Jumpstart    Press Release Following the signing of a letter of intent forwarded on 20 November 2018, ABGI Group, an international innovation management and financing consultancy firm and a subsidiary of Visiativ, today announces the closing of its acquisition of a majority stake in Jumpstart (93%), a UK-based innovation consultancy firm....

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R&D and the Food & Beverage Industry: Creating a Recipe for Success

INFORMATION CENTER: R&D and the Food & Beverage Industry: Creating a Recipe for Success The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit was designed as an incentive for U.S. companies to increase research spending. R&D Tax Credits were initially established as a temporary tax incentive that originally expired in 1985. It was subsequently extended 16 times...

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ABGi First to the Facts on FDII

INFORMATION CENTER: ABGi First to the Facts on FDII In December 2017, Congress enacted Section 250 as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, which includes the FDII rules. Under those rules, US corporations that (i) sell property to non-US persons for non-US use and/or (ii) perform services that benefit a service recipient’s...

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