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Vaccine R&D Tax Credits

Ever since the great influenza pandemic of 1918, governments have been trying to motivate pharma companies to invest more in R&D to protect against this and other deadly diseases. Vaccinology has seen significant technological advancement thanks to the ongoing research activities that various federal and state R&D tax incentives make possible. One example is the development of mRNA vaccines that are so new they have only just passed clinical trials.

Therefore, if your business works on mRNA stabilization methods, new adjuvants, or any other advancements in vaccine production, you may use the Vaccines R&D tax credit to recoup the expenditures. Considering the state’s tax regulations where you conduct business, this incentive allows you to offset the maximum of 22% of overall QREs.

Qualifying Costs and Activities

Your firm must work on specific qualifying activities to obtain these tax breaks. Operations that make you a suitable candidate include:

  • Creating and introducing better production processes;

  • Experimenting with new vector constructs to boost expression efficiency;

  • Upgrading a legacy vaccine by enhancing delivery or stability;

  • Employing 3D modeling software and other bioinformatic methods to characterize molecular structures;

  • Evaluating the immunological response of a new construct in preclinical models;

  • Enhancing temperature stability to eliminate limitations caused by the cold chain supply;

  • Improving the purifying methods for clinical trials.

Expenses you can offset by utilizing the R&D tax credit in the Vaccines industry are materials, supplies, and wages for certain employees and subcontractors. More precisely, you can cover salaries for research scientists, bioinformaticists, project managers, C-suite, postdoctoral research fellows, chemical engineers, microbiologists, and chemists.

Contact our specialists if you wish to make a claim effortlessly. We will deliver you a gratis estimate and guide you through the application procedure for the Vaccines research and development tax credit.



What kind of companies can apply?

Pharmaceutical companies that produce vaccines and conduct qualifying research activities.

What data do I need to calculate credit?

Claim period gross receipts.

What information do I need to provide?

General ledger expense detail, payroll records, project notes, project lists, emails, purchase orders, and other documents regarding QREs for the claiming period.

Is credit carryforward an option?

Yes, up to twenty years.

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