R&D Tax Credits for Food & Beverage Industry

Food and beverage manufacturers are often unaware of their eligibility for the R&D tax credit. However, activities such as food science initiatives, development of novel recipes and flavors, and even packaging and food safety improvements may qualify for the R&D tax credit.

Here's what could qualify:

  • Food science initiatives: Experimenting with new ingredients, textures, and flavors.
  • Novel recipe and flavor development: Creating unique and innovative products.
  • Improved packaging and food safety solutions: Enhancing product shelf life and quality.
  • Optimizing manufacturing processes and logistics: Developing efficient and innovative methods for production and distribution.

Even smaller companies with limited product lines can benefit from these credits. In an industry constantly adapting to health trends and consumer preferences, R&D tax credits serve as a crucial incentive for continued innovation.

By claiming these credits, food and beverage companies can:

  • Offset research and development costs.
  • Fuel further innovation and product development.
  • Gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.

So, don't let the misconception that R&D credits are only for large corporations hold you back. Explore the potential and unlock valuable tax savings to fuel your food and beverage innovation journey.

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Food & Beverage
Established in 1995, this $70 million brewing company produces over 260,000 barrels of beer annually and has a presence in over 40 U.S. states and Washington D.C. The company has expanded its offerings to include a restaurant and an Inn, allowing customers to immerse themselves in the entire brewery experience.
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R&D Tax Credit Qualification for Food and Beverage

In this case, the brewery’s R&D qualifications were unique but significant. They were engaged in crafting new gluten-free brews that went beyond the generic white lagers often available for gluten-free consumers. Their R&D activities involved thorough experimentation, ingredient selection, testing of new formulations, and intricate brewing processes aimed at producing distinctive flavors and aromas. Each of these actions contributed to the innovation of new products and satisfied the requirements for R&D tax credits.

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