You don’t have to be developing cutting edge technology or a new pharmaceutical to take advantage of the Research and Development Tax Credit. Over the past 25 years, the Research and Development Tax Credit has been an elusive target for many businesses. Since its creation in 1981, the credit has died and been resurrected at least 11 times by Congress but never made permanent. Determining qualifying expenditures and the baseline for calculation would make the best business owner cringe. But armed with professional tax help, fighting the red tape can be a worthwhile endeavor for many businesses.