SYNOPSIS: Manufacturing/R&D Tax Credit:

What is it? A greatly underutilized wage-based federal tax credit that rewards competition in the tech space, engineering and manufacturing

What’s the benefit? 20% tax deduction on qualifying activity wages (see Appendix A)

Who is it for? Manufacturing, architectural, pharmaceutical, sciences, and engineering companies of all genres

❖ ❖ ❖

Do you manufacture, write software, build prototypes, or....?

The law now encourages you to take a direct tax credit for employees and contractors that perform many number of jobs that were previously not considered eligible.

The Manufacturing Incentives benefit is a Federal program designed for Companies that perform Manufacturing in the U.S. This program is listed under Section 41 or the IRC (Internal Revenue Code) and continues to be amended on an annual basis as the U.S. Manufacturing landscape continues to evolve.

This is an engineering-based program that focuses on a company's operations and processes in order to determine their qualification for incentives. The Manufacturing Incentives benefit provides an avenue to receive "tax money" back from prior years while also reducing current taxable income on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

If you have employees that are engaged in any of the following activities, you should contact us right away. We may find you a handsome tax credit going backwards and forwards...and, believe it or not, Uncle Sam pays interest!

  • Manufacturing Products 
  • Developing new, improved, or more reliable products / processes / formulas
  • Developing prototypes or models (including computer-generated models) 
  • Designing tools, jigs, molds or dies 
  • Developing or applying for patents 
  • Performing certification testing
  • Conducting testing of new concepts & technology
  • Developing and introducing new technology
  • Developing or improving production and/or manufacturing processes
  • Performing environmental testing
  • Developing, upgrading or implementing systems and/or software
  • Automating and/or streamlining internal processes
  • Expending resources on outside consultants / contractors to do any of the above-stated activities
  • Attempting the use of new materials and compounds
  • Engineering
  • Designing – layout, schematics, Auto-CAD
  • Testing or quality assurance: ISO 900X, UL, Six Sigma or other certifications
  • Integrating new machinery (CNC, SLA, SLE, etc.)
  • Software development or improvement (internal use or for external sale)

For more info or a free assessment of your business, call: (949) 272-5120 or write to: info@aproposworldwide.com


All of our savings and incentive programs bolster your bottom line, but programs such as the Virtual Payments Accounts Payable Solution actually create additional income by capturing rebates for your company, as you would, personally, with your own rewards credit cards. 


You can calculate yourself what a single dollar of cost-savings represents in relation to generation of your front-end revenue. We often find thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars of cost savings with a myriad of our contingency-based, unique programs. Give us a try.

HELLO - WE FIND Tax Incentives

Our Tax Incentive Team of expert engineers, attorneys and accountants does only one thing…tax incentives. They are expert at it, have the studies perfected, and find millions of dollars of "hidden" tax incentive money for our clients every year.

☎︎ Schedule us for a complimentary 15-minute assessment call

We'd love to help you find some "hidden money." Click the "Let's Chat" button and schedule a 15-minute call with us at your convenience. 15 minutes is all we need to determine which of our many contingency-based programs you may be eligible for!


With the experience of more than 20 years in the cost-recovery arena, we are sure to find you some "hidden money."


Apropos Communications, Inc.

Apropos Communications, Inc., DBA "We Find Hidden Money" is a ten-year-old Cost-Recovery Consultancy, incorporated in California in 2013, and part of a resource-rich collective of Consultant Advisors across the United States