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How Dentists Can Save with Research and Development Tax Credits


Dentists can take advantage of the research and development tax credit (R&D) that other industries have benefitted from for years. These R&D tax credits can amount to dollar-for-dollar savings on federal (and possibly state) income tax, in addition to the deduction of your research and development costs. The R&D tax credit has the potential to give dentists substantial tax-savings and strengthen their financial health, in addition to developing innovative new ways to practice dentistry.

Art speaks in depth about the research and development tax credit for dentists with Joe Stoddard, CPA and Heidi Lanin, J.D. from the Eide Bailly R&D Tax Credit team in this episode of The Art of Dental Finance and Management podcast. They discuss valuable details about this little-known opportunity for dentists and outline some of the criteria to qualify for R&D tax credits. If you are already implementing any of these types of innovative activities in your practice, you could be a good candidate for the R&D tax credit:

  • Working on complex cases/procedures.
  • Utilizing an on-site milling machine or in-house lab.
  • Creating new or improved processes, techniques, or methods.
  • Utilizing new technologies.
  • Creating and testing prototypes.
  • Experimenting with alternative materials or attachment systems.

Find out if your practice might be eligible for the R&D tax credit by completing this short Dental R&D questionnaire. A member of our team will be in contact to talk about the benefit of the R&D tax credit for you.

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