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What is the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit?

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins / Blog April 24, 2014

The research and experimentation (R&E) tax credit – alternatively referred to as the R&D tax credit, the research tax credit, or the credit for increasing research activities – is a tax provision designed to incentivize innovation by making research activities cheaper for businesses. The R&E credit is one of the β€œtax extenders,” a set of federal tax provisions that expired on December 31, 2013, but have routinely been renewed in the past. 

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