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Did you know that the research tax credit is one of the most complicated sections of the entire tax code? In fact, the IRS declared it the most commonly reported “uncertain tax position” in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The R&D credit can be a valuable addition to any tax professional’s service line, but keeping up with everchanging rules, gathering the necessary documentation from clients and dealing with time-consuming controversy work often diminishes that value for busy CPAs.
At TCG, we do the heavy lifting, allowing our CPA partners to offer a full suite of Federal and State R&D tax credit services without spending valuable time and resources dealing with all the red tape.

Hear From Our Clients

“Having worked with Mike on five separate Research Tax Credit Studies (covering seven tax periods), I can truly attest to his professionalism and high level of customer service. Mike’s hands on approach in working with our software developers, company management, and our tax return preparers has resulted in an efficient and seamless process.”

Bart Ronan | Software Developer | Jenzabar, Inc.

“Mike’s extensive knowledge of the research credit and its application to software developers was evident as he was able to quickly create a study workplan that resulted in an accurately and efficiently documented credit. His professionalism and ability to communicate with all levels of management and developers throughout the study exceeded expectations”

Dennis Joherl | Tax Manager | TMW Systems

“TCG has been able to bring valuable service offerings to my clients at a fraction of the price of other service providers. Working with Mike and his team just makes sense. “

Ken Landini | Partner | Landini Reed & Dawson P.C.

TCG For Business

Are you overlooking valuable tax credit opportunities?

Whether you’re a manufacturer, high-tech software firm or financial institution, your work could be eligible for federal and state R&D Tax credits. At TCG, we know the activities that qualify for the R&D credit. We’ll help you gather the required documentation without overly burdening your busy employees; and if your tax claim comes under IRS scrutiny – we’ll be there to help you navigate the process.

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Heavy manufacturing, electronics, chemicals, food production and more Are you designing, developing and testing new or improved products. Are you improving your production methods to make them faster and less expensive?  If so, you are doing R&D.
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Banking, insurance, wealth management, etc. Whether you are using in house staff or outside contractors, projects to improve your software systems and increase the efficiency of your business operations are often eligible for the R&D tax credit.
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Software design, application development and everything in between Are you developing new or improved technologies, architectures, algorithms or database management techniques? What about software specifications or programming source code? That’s R&D.
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Did You Know?


In tax credits claimed by businesses to help support their R&D efforts. Source


U.S. corporations claimed the R&D tax credit in 2012. Source


in unclaimed R&D credits, based on recently published data. Source

Our Team

Our experienced tax professionals are former Big-4 R&D credit specialists, IRS agents, CPAs and attorneys. We’ve made a career out of studying and understanding the R&D tax credit and defending our clients under IRS scrutiny.