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Research and Development Tax Incentives for the Brewing Industry


Many companies in the beer brewing industry are unaware that the government offers generous research and development (R&D) incentive programs for which they may qualify. Even those that are aware often fail to capture the full extent of R&D tax credits to which they are entitled. The fact is that qualifying R&D activities take place in many industries and companies in which research is thought of not so much as a separate function, but rather as part of the product and process improvement work that goes on every day. For this reason, qualifying activities that happen during the normal course of business may be overlooked for purposes of the R&D tax credit. If you think you have to have a Ph.D. and a state-of-the-art laboratory to be conducting qualified activities as defined by the Internal Revenue Code, think again. Let alliantgroup's brewing industry experts help you claim the credits you deserve.

Examples of brewery innovations eligible for R&D tax incentives include the following: 

  • Development of new or improved hopping techniques
  • Development of new or improved hop varieties
  • Development of new or improved yeast strains
  • Development of new or improved fermentation processes
  • Development of new or improved bottling or canning processes
  • Development of new or improved bottle, bottle crown or can designs
  • Development of new or improved keg filling or treatment techniques
  • Development of new or improved ingredient processing techniques
  • Development of new or improved water recycling or waste management processes
  • Development of new or improvedfiltration methodologies
  • Development of new or improved brewing or bottling equipment
  • Development of new or improved product formulations
  • Development of new or improved ingredient mixing methodologies
  • Development of new or improved product prototype batches
  • Development of new or improved preservative chemicals
  • Testing of new or improved product designs to ensure consistency
  • Testing of new or improved product designs to ensure shelf life
  • Testing of product ingredient mixtures for desired flavor or aroma profiles

alliantgroup's Food & Consumer Packaged Goods Industry
Specialization Team

In order to better serve food and beverage manufacturing and processing firms, alliantgroup has developed an Industry Specialization Program that focuses on the qualification and quantification of R&D tax benefits for companies in the diverse areas that comprise food sciences, including brewing, winemaking, and distilled spirits manufacturing. This group employs individuals with extensive experience in alcoholic beverage-related industries.
 

 
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