Most Comprehensive  R&D Tax Credit Software

Achieve the tax credit your SaaS company deserves with the GOAT.Tax software platform. Spend more time innovating with our simplified R&D tax credit software.

The 2021 SaaS (service as a software) industry is worth an incredible $145 billion, with a projected user spending of $179 billion in 2022. Since Salesforce launched in 1999, the service as a software industry has been constantly evolving, improving, and progressing to increase production, save time, and simplify tasks. With more individuals than ever utilizing the internet for everyday tasks, the amount of independent SaaS developers and small businesses is also exponentially increasing. The result is a SaaS platform for everything, and that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

With heightened risk and climbing development costs, companies are urged to explore any additional cash flow, especially small to medium-sized businesses. For these companies, the R&D tax credit can be the difference between launching or closing. QREs (qualified research expenses) encompass the highest expenses in SaaS development, so if your company is already spending the money, you are entitled to benefit from this program. Developing a service as a software entails technical and financial risk, which the R&D tax credit can help relieve.

$145 billion

Valued

18% Increase

In User spending between 2020 and 2021

This is where the R&D tax credit really shines. SaaS is rife with technical and financial risk, which means that the work being done qualifies for the credit

Qualified Research Activities for SaaS Development Companies
Developing new or improved technologies (e.g., new algorithms or methodologies)
Design and development of new or improved software applications and architecture
Internal Use Software development
Developing data mining techniques including big data analysis and processing
Development of document management systems
Development of education-based software
Design and development of CRMs
Design and development of compliance systems
Healthcare system and application development
Development of financial and accounting software
Development of monitoring systems
Development and integration of databases
Developing messaging technologies
Building QA or testing environments
Case Study

Game Development

A development studio based in the US began an extensive research and development effort to make the leap into Virtual Reality (VR) over the course of several years.

R&D Tax Credit Qualification for Software Development

This company had previously developed games in the console and PC markets but was beginning to expand into the research and development of a VR platform. Their VR effort intended to create an immersive, engaging experience beyond what customers had experienced while remaining much shorter than a traditional game. The development of these experiences started in conceptualization which included art, design, testing, and development of technical requirements.

After developing the concept, the team created prototypes and continued research on the constraints of a new environment and experience. For instance, one of the biggest challenges of a VR experience is the human component. In studies, developers noted that if experiences were too long, the lack of correlation between movement and vision would cause nausea and sickness in users. Testing was initiated to optimize the length of the features, and the company refined its focus to the development of a more immersive experience.

Building on the success of the prototypes, the company began focusing on the development of the actual VR experience, which included the development of the assets, physics, and visual elements. One of their main focuses was the development of an audio engine that would allow them to create immersive sound stages, which would provide a much more immersive environment. Like most development in the current landscape, this process was highly iterative. Because this was virgin territory, the team was constantly refining numerous parts of the experience, including an interaction between the player and the virtual environment, graphics optimization for improved latency and performance, development of acoustics, and testing and validation.

Qualifying activity was present throughout these development projects and through an agile development process that included multiple full development cycles (planning, design, requirements analysis, coding, and testing) the team was able to bring numerous experiences to the market and end-users.

The Results Speak for Themselves

Over a 4 year period, this company was able to generate roughly $2MM in total Federal credits and $800K in state credits. This additional working capital has allowed them to expand their organization every year and add significant headcount to their team.

$2MM

Generated in total Federal credits

$800K

Generated in state credits

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 305 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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This calculator has been developed utilizing data from a variety of studies conducted in the industries listed. This is only an approximation based on a variety of assumptions and should be treated as such.

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Features

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SmartCreditEngine that optimizes your monetary return
Secure, encrypted environment for housing data and documentation
A user-friendly, self-guided experience
Multiple user types for compartmentalization of sensitive data
Compatible integration with most payroll systems
Full support from our team of tax GOATs
Qualified R&D Expenses identification across all expense categories
Each study is covered by our dedicated audit support
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
24M
Tax returns with R&D tax credit claims

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 Platform

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

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)
“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 able to offset our payroll taxes by $34,980 which is a HUGE win for our small start-up company."
Rebecca W. (eCommerce)
“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)

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