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The R&D Tax Credit is the biggest tax credit available to U.S. businesses, yet also one of the most underutilized.

Does your business operate in the Food Processing and Distribution sector?

Transformation and technological development are daily challenges for companies in the food sector. However, resolving many of these technical challenges often qualifies as research and development from a tax perspective and you’re more than likely to be eligible for generous tax relief.

What counts as R&D?

If your business is involved with any of the following areas and you are not already claiming R&D tax relief, then it’s likely that you could be.

Projects that may qualify for R&D tax relief include:

  • Lab work and scale-up for prototypes and new or improved recipes
  • Packing development to improve transportability and shelf life 
  • Development and implementation of new and cost-effective processes 
  • And many more…

We analyze all of your expenses and activities – both past and present – in order to determine the true extent of your eligibility, not just the obvious low-hanging fruit. Download our Food Processing and Distribution R&D Factsheet below to learn more about R&D in the Food Processing and Distribution sector and see more projects that qualify for R&D tax relief.