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Whether you’re a manufacturer, software developer or a financial institution, your research and development efforts could be eligible for federal and state R&D Tax credits. See how our services can help.

Federal Tax Credit Studies

Since 1981, the federal government has offered U.S. businesses a tax incentive to encourage domestic creation of new or improved products and processes.  With this, the credit provides a dollar-for-dollar reduction to tax liability, increasing cash flow and operating capital.

Unfortunately, because the rules and definitions governing the qualifying activities and costs for the credit are ambiguous and subjective, claiming the credit is often looked at as a risk rather than a reward.

At TCG, we specialize in this highly complex area of the tax law by helping qualifying taxpayers take advantage of the federal R&D tax credit, mitigating the cost and risk of research and development.

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State Tax Credit Studies

As of 2015, 40 out of 50 states in the U.S. offer their own R&D tax credits to encourage new job creation and business growth. Some of these state credits offer even higher incentives than the complimentary federal R&D tax credit.

At TCG, we specialize in helping businesses take advantage of these state credits, mitigating the cost and risks associated with research and development efforts.

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R&D Tax Credit  Controversy Support

Though the R&D tax credit guidelines are complex and full of ambiguity, the IRS has shown little sympathy for taxpayers who have failed to properly substantiate credit claims.  At TCG, we have the experience necessary to provide effective advocacy in all stages of the tax controversy process.

General Tax Controversy Support

Whether its examination, appeals, collection or litigation, at TCG, we provide our clients with effective advocacy in all stages of the tax controversy process:

Pre-Filing Issue Research & Documentation

We’ll help you research tax law and document potential issues, so you can provide support and substantiation for your positions before an IRS challenge, not after.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

We provide representation in early-referral, fast-track settlement, fast-track mediation, post-appeals mediation and arbitration.

Examination Consulting & Representation

We have successfully represented dozens of clients at the examination level, in large part by developing a relationship with our IRS team based on trust, integrity, and civility.

Pre-Filing Program Assistance

We’ll help you avoid disputes by using the IRS’s various pre-filing programs.


We have significant experience representing clients in the collection phase of the controversy process, including Collection Due Process, Collection Appeals Program, Offers In Compromise, Federal Tax Liens and Federal Tax Levies.

Appeals Representation

Whether it’s drafting a powerful and persuasive appeals protest letter, strategically presenting the facts and law of the issue in the appeals conference, or negotiating a settlement based upon the “hazards of litigation,” TCG has secured favorable settlements at the appeals and examination level for dozens of clients.

Tax Court Litigation

Our attorneys have handled docketed federal tax cases, secured favorable settlements before trial, and won cases at trial that included attorney fees against the IRS.