CrossBorder Solutions The Fiona Show: R&D Tax Credit

The Fiona Show: R&D Tax Credit

Only a small percentage of companies who qualify for the R&D tax credits actually apply. Why? Usually because they don’t know they qualify—or they don’t realize how much they can benefit. In The Fiona Show: R&D Tax Credits podcast, CrossBorder Solutions’ experts reveal the truth about R&D tax incentives all over the world. The first lesson? It’s always good to apply.
Weekly English United States Business · Government
40 Episodes
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Episode 40: The Amortization of R&D Expenses

Beginning in 2022, businesses will have to amortize R&D expenses instead of being able to deduct them in the year in which they occurred. Today, we speak with Sharon Heck, the corporate vice president, finance and chief tax officer at Intel, to see how this new law will impact corporate…
16 Feb 2022 37 min

Episode 39: The New Guidance for Refundable R&D Tax Credit Claims

The IRS’s new guidance offers taxpayers additional compliance burdens—and it goes into effect on January 10, 2022. (That’s right—next week!) What does it mean for taxpayers? CrossBorder Solutions R&D tax credit expert Lydia Clowney spells it out right here.
6 Jan 2022 32 min

Episode 38: China's R&D Tax Incentives

What do China’s R&D incentives look like? And how is the country positioning itself to take the global innovation lead and leave the U.S. in the dust? Both good questions. And today, CrossBorder Solutions’ R&D experts Allen Tobin and Rahim Walji are here to answer them.
15 Dec 2021 37 min

Episode 36: The United States of Innovation

CrossBorder Solutions' Manager of R&D Tax Credit Lydia Clowney takes a closer look at R&D innovation zones in New Jersey and Nevada and explains the impact of these policies on R&D activities in the states they're designed to serve.
3 Nov 2021 20 min

Episode 35: R&D and Agile Business Strategies

The prospect of implementing agile processes in product development can be daunting. But depending on the industry, the benefits can make a world of difference for your business – not least of which can be a bountiful R&D tax credit. CrossBorder Solutions’ Lydia Clowney and Allen Tobin discuss the complications…
20 Oct 2021 30 min

Episode 32: How a Microchip Became the World's Greatest Battleground for R&D Competition

As semiconductor production is among the most globally competitive industries, the sector is ripe with R&D opportunities. On today's episode, CrossBorder Solutions' Lydia Clowney discusses the credits available for building semiconductors and how the new CHIPS for America Act stands to improve production in the U.S. through stronger R&D investment.
17 Aug 2021 26 min

Episode 31: The Bipartisan Nature of the R&D Tax Credit

Representatives from blue, red, and purple states can all agree on the value of one thing: Innovation. In this week’s episode of The Fiona Show: R&D Tax Credit, CrossBorder Solutions’ Manager of R&D Tax Credit Lydia Clowney explores why R&D specifically is an issue of political agreement.
9 Aug 2021 24 min

Episode 30: The Challenges (Legal and Philosophical) of AI 

The growing use of Artificial Intelligence is creating new problems, along with solutions, for patent offices, auditors, and taxpayers alike. In this episode of The Fiona Show: R&D Tax Credit, CrossBorder Solutions’ experts Lydia Clowney and Allen Tobin explore this fascinating field at the intersection of technology and personhood.
3 Aug 2021 32 min

Episode 29: Thinking Inside the (Patent) Box

Several countries around the world offer patent box regimes, additional R&D tax incentives offered on patented intangible assets. Why doesn’t the U.S. have one? Should it? Jack Kemp Foundation Senior Fellow Ike Brannon discusses this critical R&D topic with CrossBorder Solutions’ Manager of R&D Tax Credit Lydia Clowney.
27 Jul 2021 27 min

Episode 28: Should the U.S. Follow Australia’s Lead and Propose a Software Credit?

Some in Australia are calling for an R&D credit just for software that’s more startup-friendly than the current incentives. Swinburne University Professor Beth Webster joins CrossBorder Solutions’ Manager of R&D Tax Credit Lydia Clowney to discuss the pros and cons of this proposal, as well as other initiatives impacting Australian…
20 Jul 2021 32 min

Episode 27: Is It Time to Raise the Alternative Simplified Credit?

The R&D tax credit is often used by large corporations to lower their tax burdens—and now it’s being used by small- and mid-sized businesses, too. On this don’t-miss episode, CrossBorder Solutions’ Manager of R&D Tax Credit Lydia Clowney breaks down the many ways SMBs benefit from R&D.
13 Jul 2021 26 min

Episode 26: R&D for the Food and Beverage Industry 

CrossBorder Solutions’ Manager of R&D Tax Credit Lydia Clowney explains how Section 41’s exclusion of projects related to “taste” does not refer to biological taste or flavor, a crucial distinction for recognizing the Food and Beverage Industry’s abundant R&D opportunities.
6 Jul 2021 25 min

Episode 25: How R&D Credits Vary State by State

A refresher on the federal R&D tax credit followed by a tour of the various R&D incentives offered throughout the United States, with special guest UConn Professor of Law Richard D. Pomp and CrossBorder Solutions’ Director of R&D Tax Incentives Rahim Walji.
29 Jun 2021 56 min

Episode 24: A Deeper Dive into the Alternative Simplified Credit

Co-author of “The Effectiveness of the R&D Tax Credit: Evidence from the Alternative Simplified Credit,” Professor Andrew Finley, discusses how the ASC boosts R&D spending with Rahim Walji, Director of R&D Tax Incentives at CrossBorder Solutions.
22 Jun 2021 28 min

Episode 23: Will the US Fall Behind China in R&D?

China managed to increase its R&D spending by double-digit percentages two years in a row, and they're not slowing down any time soon. Is the US in danger of losing its top position in R&D investment? Rob Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation joins CrossBorder Solutions Director of…
15 Jun 2021 34 min
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