R&D Study Yields More than $1 Million in Tax Credits for Cosmetics Manufacturer

Client Profile

Annual Revenue: $25 million
Industry: Manufacturing
Ownership: Privately-owned C Corporation
Number of Employees: 50
Location: Southern California

CBIZ provides research and development tax credit services.Issue

A private label manufacturer serving cosmetic companies also develops products and formulations for its own product line. The company had built up a fairly large net operating loss carryforward before turning profitable. As the company was quickly depleting its NOLs, its tax preparation team sought to identify applicable tax credits and incentives to minimize its tax burden.


Our team reviewed tax returns, financial data, and performed interviews of company employees in a variety of departments, including production, compounding, sales, engineering, and management. We identified qualifying activities in product development and new and improved manufacturing process development efforts. We were also able to go back into the loss years and identify qualifying activities to help the company generateresearch and development tax credits that could be used to immediately reduce the estimated tax payments the company would be making for the upcoming tax year, thus immediately improving cash flow.


The R&D tax credit study generated more than $1.1 million in total research and development credits with an expected $125k-$150k in credits to be generated yearly on a go-forward basis. The company was then able to take the immediate cash savings and use it to fund further growth. Additionally, the credit study identified areas for documentation improvement to help enhance credit positions and further maximize future research credit claims.

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R&D Study Yields More than $1 Million in Tax Credits for Cosmetics ManufacturerCBIZ identified and helped a manufacturer take full advantage of a research and development tax credit....2016-06-27T17:52:00-05:00CBIZ identified and helped a manufacturer take full advantage of a research and development tax credit.Planning & Tax MinimizationManufacturing & DistributionFederal Tax