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If your business designs, develops, or improves products or software you could be entitled to the R&D tax credit. The GOAT.tax software platform was developed to get your company the tax credit it deserves.

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Designs and develops product prototypes and/or software.
Performs experimentation and validation on products, manufacturing processes, and/or software.
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How it works

The R&D credit made easy. Like, really easy.

With over 9,800 tax credit studies filed, you could say we know the R&D credit pretty well. We put all that experience into GOAT.tax so you can spend less time filing returns and more time on what you do best.

Automate

Just connect your payroll system, and we'll do the work of bringing your data into our platform.

Allocate

We will guide you in accurately qualifying your research expenses. We have over 50 tax professionals, ready to provide support.

Generate

Our SmartCreditEngine crunches the numbers to make sure you get the maximum tax benefit. Your tax credit study is just a click away.

Why GOAT.tax?

GOAT.tax was created for the purpose of educating businesses on the R&D tax credit and assisting companies that qualify for the credit to claim it.
We have leveraged over 350 collective years of experience across a national team of more than 50 R&D tax credit experts to eliminate estimations and guessing from your tax preparation. We have taken the guesswork out of a complex tax credit incentive to make it more accessible to SaaS companies everywhere.
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Every GOAT.tax study comes with the support of tax professionals who offer free guidance every step of the way to defend your dollars.

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Case studies

Utilize your R&D Credit, Regardless Of Your Industry.

The R&D tax credit contributes to the success of a multitude of businesses, with over $19 Billion in annual credits redeemed by companies in over 70 industries.

70+

Industries served

9,800+

R&D tax credit studies completed

50+

R&D tax professional

Game Development
SaaS Platform
Blockchain
Internet of Things
Electronics Manufacturing
Other Industries
Game Development
Specialty

Development of FPS games for the Console, PC, and Mobile markets in addition to creating novel VR & AR Experiences.

Employees

25

Annual Credit

$286,423

SaaS Platform
Specialty

Online SaaS platform for analysis of business credit worthiness.

Employees

19

Annual Credit

$43,587

Blockchain
Specialty

Development of a new blockchain infrastructure in preparation for ICO.

Employees

5

Annual Credit

$10,211

Internet of Things
Specialty

Development of an all-in-one sensor product in addition to a machine learning platform for analyzing data.

Employees

21

Annual Credit

$158,215

Electronics Manufacturing
Specialty

Design, development, and rapid prototyping, materials evaluation, and full electromechanical assemblies.

Employees

7

Annual Credit

$37,451

Other Industries
Specialty

Development of FPS games for the Console, PC, and Mobile markets in addition to creating novel VR & AR Experiences.

Employees

21

Annual Credit

$158,215

Game Development
Game Development
Specialty

Development of FPS games for the Console, PC, and Mobile markets in addition to creating novel VR & AR Experiences.

Employees

25

Annual Credit

$286,423

SaaS Platform
SaaS Platform
Specialty

Online SaaS platform for analysis of business credit worthiness.

Employees

19

Annual Credit

$43,587

Blockchain
Blockchain
Specialty

Development of a new blockchain infrastructure in preparation for ICO.

Employees

5

Annual Credit

$10,211

Internet of Things
Internet of Things
Specialty

Development of an all-in-one sensor product in addition to a machine learning platform for analyzing data.

Employees

21

Annual Credit

$158,215

Electronics Manufacturing
Electronics Manufacturing
Specialty

Design, development, and rapid prototyping, materials evaluation, and full electromechanical assemblies.

Employees

7

Annual Credit

$37,451

Other Industries
Other Industries
Specialty

Development of FPS games for the Console, PC, and Mobile markets in addition to creating novel VR & AR Experiences.

Employees

21

Annual Credit

$158,215

Testimonials

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“Our R&D tax credit was over $114,000! Well worth the time we invested to answer questions and connect our payroll. We plan to use this extra cash to hire additional software developers so we can go to market faster than planned."

Charles P.

(Game Development)

“We were able to offset our payroll taxes by $34,980 which is a HUGE win for our small start-up company."

Rebecca W.

(eCommerce)

“The process was MUCH easier than I thought it would be. Very user friendly and the automated software allowed us to track the progress every step of the way. The best part was that our credit came in at $89,050!”

Mark K.

(FinTech)

“We were amazed by how easy the automated GOAT platform was to complete our R&D tax credit study. Their years of experience played a big role in making sure we didn’t miss anything.”

Jonnie C.

(Software Development)

Our R&D Tax Credit Software FAQs

  • My start-up is not profitable, do I still qualify for the R&D credit?

    Yes, profitability does not affect qualification. However, if you are not profitable, you either A) have to qualify as a small business start-up to apply the credit against your payroll taxes, or B) carryforward the credits until you have regular tax liability. The qualification for small business payroll tax offset is less than five (5) years of gross receipts history, and less than $5MM in gross receipts during the tax year in which the credit is being claimed.

  • How much money can I get back from the IRS?

    The amount of the credit varies based on a variety of factors including amount of qualified expenses, historic R&D spend, and calculation method. There is no maximum limit or minimum amount of expenses that would affect qualification. There is a limit however, to the small business payroll tax offset which is $250,000 per year. If you are applying for a payroll tax offset and exceed the $250,000 annual credit limit then the remaining credits will just get applied to your regular tax liability.

  • How soon can I get my money after I claim the credit?

    The tax credit is immediately applied to your tax liability on your corporate tax return. This means that your benefit is calculated into your final tax due. As long as you filed your return timely, you will not have to wait for the IRS to issue a refund. If you did make an amended claim, that claim can take anywhere between six (3) months to nine (9) months to be processed.

  • Why hasn't my CPA told me about the R&D credit?

    CPAs are expected to have a general and broad knowledge of tax. This allows them to tackle the hundreds of possible situations that they deal with on a daily basis for their clients. Because the R&D tax credit, unlike other tax incentives, requires deep experience and interpretation of code sections that are not always clearly defined, it is not uncommon for CPAs to recommend consulting services or calculation platforms like GOAT.tax, to handle the R&D credit while they handle everything else.

  • I don't have any employees, can I still claim the credit?

    Yes, employee salaries are only one (1) of the qualified expenses that generate an R&D tax credit. Other qualified expenses include Supplies and Materials, Outside Contractors, and even Cloud Computing costs! Not having employees does not preclude a company from claiming and utilizing the R&D tax credit.

  • What happens if I get audited?

    In the case of an audit, provided you conducted your study on GOAT.tax, we would provide audit assistance, free of charge with your study. This includes direct discussions with our R&D tax credit experts who will advise you every step of the way and help you navigate the complex Internal Revenue Code in order to defend the credits you have generated.

  • What happens if I can't utilize all my R&D tax credits?

    No problem! The R&D tax credit can be carried back one (1) year and forward for a period of 20 years. This allows companies to either recover taxes paid in the prior year, or continue to carry the credit into future years to use as needed. If you have generated a qualified small business payroll tax offset, any excess credit is carried forward quarter to quarter, for a period of 20 years or until those credits are exhausted, whichever comes first.

  • How is the credit computed?

    There are two (2) different calculation methods for the R&D tax credit. The first, is the Regular Credit which compares your current R&D qualified expenses to historic R&D spend by comparing past years spend against your total revenue. The second method, is the Alternative Simplified Credit (ASC) which compares your current spend to the prior three (3) years of spend by your company. GOAT.tax's SmartCreditEngine runs both methods to determine the maximum benefit that your company is entitled to.

  • Who created GOAT.tax?

    GOAT.tax is an R&D tax credit platform that was created by Source Advisors to assist taxpayers in claiming the R&D tax credit. Source Advisors is a consulting group that was formed over 30 years ago that specializes in the R&D tax credit and has established itself as a leader in the industry. Source Advisors has over 150 tax professionals globally and serves a diverse pool of clients in over 70 different industries.

  • Why should I use GOAT.tax?

    GOAT.tax was created for the purpose of educating businesses on the R&D tax credit and assisting companies that qualify for the credit to claim it. Through the 305+ years of collective R&D tax credit experience across our nationwide team of over 50 R&D tax professionals, we have been able to take all the guesswork out of this complex tax credit incentive.

  • What type of deliverable will I receive?

    GOAT.tax provides several items in its final deliverable for every study completed on the platform. This includes relevant tax forms (Form 6765, any state R&D tax credit forms) in addition to Qualified Research Expense (QRE) summaries for each category of expenses where QREs were identified. The level of detail within the expense analysis will be dependent on the detail provided during the study. Finally, there will be an informational guide with filing instructions.

  • How much does GOAT.tax cost?

    Our Fees are 20% of the generated tax credits. The fees are always fixed, and if there is no tax benefit, there are no fees. There is no risk to you, and we can guarantee a return on your investment.

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