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Research & Development Impact for the Transportation & Distribution Industry




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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) amended U.S. tax code Section 174 by removing the option to expense specified research or experimental (R&E) expenditures. Instead, taxpayers must now capitalize and amortize R&E expenditures over a period of five years (for domestic research) or 15 years (for foreign research). The T&D industry relies heavily on technological advancements to improve efficiency and meet evolving consumer demands. The developments have often created unforeseen tax consequences from a Section 174 perspective. In this webcast, GT will recap lessons learned specific to the new Section 174 rules and related opportunities to claim Research Tax Credits.


Date and time

Original broadcast Thursday, March 28, 2024

11:00 AM ET - 12:00 PM ET



Recommended CPE credits

Please note: CPE credits are not awarded for webcast replay.



Learning objectives

  • Recognize the impact of the Section 174 rules to the T&D industry.
  • Apply lessons learned after implementing the new Section 174 rules.
  • Identify opportunities specific to the T&D industry for Research Tax Credits.

Grant Thornton speakers:


Rob Levin

Rob is a Partner in Grant Thornton’s Strategic Federal Tax Services (“SFTS”) practice in the Atlanta office with over 21 years of experience and serves as the Southeast R&D Tax Credit practice leader, as well as the National Section 199 leader.

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Construction & real estate
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing, Transportation & Distribution
  • Technology, media & telecommunications
  • Transportation & distribution
  • Energy
  • Retail & consumer brands
  • Private equity
Service Experience
  • Strategic federal tax
  • Tax
  • State & Local Tax
  • Tax innovation
  • Public Sector
  • Corporate Tax
Kristen Chapman

Kristen is a seasoned practitioner focused on serving clients within the firm’s Corporate Tax Solutions practice focusing on credits and methods and periods.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Manufacturing, Transportation & Distribution
  • Technology, media & telecommunications
  • Transportation & distribution
Service Experience
  • Tax
  • Strategic federal tax



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Group - Internet




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