R&D Credits

You’ve Earned Your R&D Tax Credits, it’s time you reaped the benefits

We’re American Tax Savings, and we create personalized plans for founders, companies, C P As and partners alike; helping you maximize your R&D credits, while ensuring you’re fully compliant. Ready to get started? Schedule your consultation today, and let’s take your business to new heights, together.


We Do the Work, You Get the Credit

We understand you have a very busy schedule and don’t need or want the stress associated with obtaining the R&D tax credit. Take advantage of our solution today and obtain your R&D tax credit with only a few clicks.

Ready to Get Started?

Schedule a free consultation today with our knowledgeable and experienced team of experts to learn more about how American Tax Savings can help your business. We’ll provide information regarding the R&D tax credit and answer any questions you might have to determine if our solution is a fit for your company’s needs.

What makes us different?

Our technology-driven solution simplifies the process, maximizes your benefit, and reduces overall cost.

Technology Driven

SaaS-based application to collect your company’s R&D activities. Self-guided and time efficient with credible support from tax professionals.

Pricing That Fits

Pricing to fit your business that reflects the efficiencies of our process.

True Partnership

We handle all the touchpoints with your CPA or tax preparer, payroll provider, and inquiries from the IRS.

Documented And Secure

We provide clear, easy-to-understand reports required by the IRS and verified by our expert tax professionals.

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Tax Credits for Your Business

Most R&D credits claimed in the US go to larger corporations. Recent changes, however, have allowed SMBs and even pre-revenue start-ups to access one of the country’s biggest tax incentives. And with American Tax Savings behind you, it’s your turn to benefit from the innovative investments you’ve made. The incentive’s there, let’s take it.

How We Do It

Register your company details and get assigned to an ATS representative.
Using ATS R&D web-based technology. Once your info has been entered, it is reviewed by our team of tax experts. Your qualification and calculation reports, plus all necessary tax forms, are generated and kept for your records.
Completed after the year-end financial close. Calculation based on wages, contracted work, and supplies used during R&D activities.
Determine appropriate monetization strategy with your ATS representative (payroll tax offset or income tax credit).
Coordination with your tax preparer and payroll provider to realize benefit. Handled by our team.

Unsure If You Qualify for R&D Tax Credits?

Don’t worry, we’ll clear that up as soon as you’re connected. But if you’re creating or improving a product, process, formula, or software, and incur expenses for wages, contractors, or supplies related to that work, then chances are you’ve done the hard part, and now you need the credits you deserve.

New Ways To Earn

Claim against amount or up to $250k in payroll taxes per calendar year

Simplified Software

Software projects that are easier and clearer to understand

Not Going Anywhere

Program enacted into legislation on a permanent basis by congress with full bi-partisan support

Businesses That Qualify

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  • Experimenting with new defining specifications and design concepts
  • Engineering new processes and products
  • Enhancing existing product design
  • Enhancing production or manufacturing practices
  • Creating manufacturing plans
  • Simulating, engineering, modeling, and analyzing new processes or products
  • Creating specialized tooling and equipment used in the production process
  • Developing, creating, and testing prototypes
  • Examining sufficiency of a new or improved design
  • Developing software technology for customer and/or vendor interaction

Professional Services

  • Evaluating and integrating new technologies and materials
  • Creating and producing new or enhanced technologies
  • Engineering new and innovative structure designs
  • Creating new or improved products, systems, or materials
  • Developing new or improved tooling, machinery or equipment
  • Using CAD technology and BIM activities
  • Conducting scientific computations to assess physical properties of materials
  • Evaluating alternative design materials, methods, and subcomponents
  • Inventing or enhancing LEED or energy-efficient systems and structures
  • Designing and developing new or enhanced infrastructure components including dams, subsurface tunnels, rail systems, and bridges
  • Designing and developing new or enhanced pump facilities, wastewater treatment stations, or other water supply stations
  • Creating or improving control, communication, lighting, alarm, and electrical systems
  • Creating or improving mechanical, building envelope, and HVAC systems
  • Evaluating subterranean conditions and a multitude of related development and design efforts
  • Experimenting with new or enhanced designed for use in testing and evaluation practices

Aerospace & Defense

  • Creating new or improved manufacturing procedures
  • Designing new customer components
  • Developing new composite materials
  • Generating testing and validation prototypes
  • Producing new machines, tools, fixtures, and jigs for aircraft assembly and manufacturing
  • Creating new or improved welding, machining strategies, metal forming
  • Automating various processes
  • Designing engineering plans or integration kits
  • Improving design or development of new or existing components or monuments
  • Creating new software
  • Experiment to improve output / reduce cycle periods
  • Invent new surface-hardening solutions


  • Creating new field/warehouse processes
  • Inventing specialized harvesting and manufacturing tooling
  • Developing new hybrids for livestock, plants, or crops
  • Changing harvesting techniques to improve harvest or yield efficiency
  • Automating processes
  • Updating or enhancing pest management
  • Designing or utilizing new irrigation systems
  • Developing new or improved packaging or preservative chemicals
  • Improving soil and rootstock processes
  • Designing new software


  • Utilizing new or improved functions to design clothing and accessories
  • Inventing apparel innovations that may qualify for utility patents
  • Creating new product and performance specifications for fabric and materials construction technologies
  • Using new apparel technologies and materials in new or improved clothing designs
  • Invent new manufacturing practices
  • Producing and testing prototypes and samples
  • Designing new industry-related or process-oriented software


  • Innovative or unique designs for various structures
  • Computer-aided design(CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) activities
  • The design and development of innovative or unique new LEED, energy-efficient, or “green” alternatives
  • Assessing design through various forms of modeling and computational analysis

Civil Engineering

  • Designing infrastructure utilizing green and solar technologies
  • Designing a wastewater treatment plant
  • Designing water and sewage systems in complex environments
  • Developing solutions to infrastructure challenges
  • Developing solutions around potential environmental issues
  • Designing roads, bridges, and tunnels

Communications and Media

  • Creating or expanding network technology/architecture
  • Algorithm development for dynamic Web applications
  • Development of data analysis technologies and tools using new algorithms
  • Conceptualize and build physical system networks
  • Designing cloud-based platforms
  • Expansion of telecommunication networks to better serve customers
  • Design and testing of enhanced automation methods
  • Developing transceivers, software, network tools, applications

Food And Beverage

  • Creating new product flavors, textures, appearances, or health advantages
  • Designing solutions to extend product shelf life
  • Improving manufacturing technology, processes, and procedures
  • Creating new or redesigning existing packaging
  • Developing or improving fermentation techniques
  • Producing and testing prototype product samples
  • Validation new recipe formulations
  • Improving designs for environmental compliance
  • Inventing specialized tools or producing prototype machinery
  • Establishing new or improving existing bottling tactics
  • Designing new software systems for use internally or with customers

Heavy Civil Construction

  • Road and bridge design-build and construction
  • Engineering and construction solutions for pipelines
  • Development of solutions for grading, storm drainage, pipeline installation and erosion

Information Technology

  • Firmware development
  • Network security design
  • New infrastructure design

Life Sciences

  • Establishing production process for new products
  • Creating new or existing devices, diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals
  • Producing experimental clinical trial pharmaceutical lots
  • Enhancing factory process or production using innovative methods or new technologies
  • Designing technology to comply with EPA requirements
  • Creating software or hardware components for research and clinical development use
  • Developing medical equipment for use in research practices
  • Improving product stability or increasing product shelf life
  • Producing new medical products, equipment, technology, or devices
  • Producing next-generation products and product enhancements
  • Conducting unit, functional, integration, and performance assessments
  • Designing, testing, and enhancing code for firmware
  • Utilizing CAD technology for new product development
  • Developing and testing new product validation prototypes
  • Testing products and processes to comply with both domestic and foreign regulatory mandates
  • Developing software technology for customer and/or vendor interaction


  • Programming software source code
  • Compiling and testing source code
  • Designing and developing the software
  • Developing new or improved technologies
  • Evaluating and establishing functional specifications

System Integration

  • Programming of control systems
  • Developing schematic drawings for integration of system components
  • Provide custom control solutions for different applications


  • Developing new software algorithm or architecture code
  • Engineering new capabilities or functional upgrades for existing technology to establish competitive advantage
  • Developing intranet and Internet software with complexity and scale to create technological challenges
  • Creating technology to manage and automate complex business models and structures
  • Designing interactive technology used in multimedia entertainment, including Internet video games as well as music or video streaming
  • Developing software technology for customer and/or vendor interaction
  • Inventing specialized innovations, including voice recognition or artificial intelligence technology

Tool and Die

  • Prototyping and 3D solid modeling
  • CAD design of die prints
  • Optimizing manufacturing processes

Wineries And Vineyards

  • Creating or improving distillation and fermentation processes/equipment
  • Producing custom manufacturing equipment
  • Designing or integrating automated processes
  • Producing new irrigation, filtration, or straining systems/methodologies
  • Creating or enhancing bottling and packing procedures
  • Creating or enhancing product formulations and preservative chemicals
  • Creating or enhancing prototype lots
  • Evaluating and improving product consistency and shelf life
  • Investing in green technologies for the use of manufacturing
  • Developing software technology for customer and/or vendor interaction


  • Creating new or improving existing plant operations
  • Designing energy-efficiency strategies
  • Innovating wastewater technologies
  • Developing plans that optimize plant efficiency or capacity
  • Designing innovative bridges, roadway structures, or sanitary sewer systems for new residential communities
  • Creating new or enhancing existing construction practices
  • Developing renewable energy technologies
  • Designing new software systems for use internally or with customers

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