The R&D Tax Credit

A Missed Opportunity … Until Now

Making it possible for small and mid-size businesses to take advantage of a tax credit almost exclusively used by big business.

When Congress enacted the R&D (research and development) Tax Credit in 1981, it fully intended for the credit to be used by businesses of all sizes. However, this did not occur, for a variety of reasons; the complexity of the documentation, the cost of hiring experts to do the documentation, and the general confusion over what does and does not qualify. Many small and mid-size businesses and their tax advisors felt it was simply not viable to pursue this tax credit. So, the only companies taking advantage of this benefit were big businesses.

Black Line Group is changing that. Specializing in working with small and mid-size businesses, Black Line Group’s tax specialists have worked extensively in this specialized area of the tax code. These seasoned professionals can quickly assess whether your company’s activities qualify for the R&D Tax Credit.

While the majority of our clients tend to be small and mid-size businesses with revenues up to $250 million, our team also performs R&D Tax Credit studies for Fortune 500 companies.

Take the Assessment

R&D AssessmentCan you benefit from the R&D Tax Credit? Take our quick test to determine if your company qualifies.

Success Stories

  • Plastic Injection Molding Company

    $390,000+Tax Credits Identified Revenues: $18,000,000

  • Custom Automated Equipment Manufacturer

    $350,000+Tax Credits Identified Revenues: $15,000,000

  • Custom Cabinet Manufacturer

    $330,000+Tax Credits Identified Revenues: $60,000,000

  • Specialized Molding Medical Company

    $265,000+Tax Credits Identified Revenues: $21,000,000

  • Woodworking Machine Manufacturer

    $200,000+Tax Credits Identified Revenues: $15,000,000

  • Metal Fabricator and Stamper

    $300,000+Tax Credits Identified Revenues: $30,000,000

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Client Testimonials

Overton Industries

"Our company has worked with Black Line Group and filed for an R&D Tax Credit since the 2010 tax year. We had filed for this credit in the past, but got away from using it for several years until engaging Black Line Group...

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PR Machine Works, Inc.

“The reason we feel that the R&D Tax Credit is important is simple; it saves us money. This is money we can re-invest back into our business. We have been extremely satisfied with Black Line Group’s services...

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LeanWerks LLC

“We would like to say thank you for the great service we received from Black Line Group regarding the R&D Tax Credit Study you performed for us earlier this year. We noticed your booth at the NTMA conference...

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James Tool Machine & Engineering, Inc.

"We came to Black Line Group (BLG) at the recommendation of our CPA firm for consultation on Research & Development credits. As a machine shop, we were not even sure we qualified for the credits. BLG personnel...

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Who Qualifies?

Contrary to popular myth, this credit is not limited to companies in the high-tech, biotech and pharmaceutical sectors.