Many companies who handle the R&D tax credit in-house often have many questions or concerns about their own level of expertise. Our 64-Point Reverse Audit program will provide your company with a step-by-step guide and SWOT analysis with valuable insight on how to correct errors, strengthen your claim, and feel confident about your R&D tax credit.

Handling the R&D tax credit in-house has its challenges, such as keeping up with changing legislation and tax code guidelines, and uncovering all pockets of innovation throughout your company. Using modern tools tailored to encourage SME participation, we ensure all your documentation is audit-ready, so you can have confidence in your tax reporting. 

Our reverse audit process consists of our MASSIE team performing a deep dive into your past claims, and conducting a thorough review of other public or securely provided information. The process usually takes 3 to 6 weeks. The result is typically a 40 to 60 page analysis of your claim’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. We provide a step-by-step guide on how to fix or improve what you are currently doing today. We look at your claim as the IRS would, with regard to weaknesses and threats, and show you where you are most at risk under audit.

There are three areas that typically stand out: 

  1. Incorrect calculation of base periods 
  2. Documentation that does not adequately support the numbers claimed 
  3. Overlooked innovation throughout your company that could be included

We’ll give you what you need to correct and strengthen your claim.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “MASSIE was able to come in, interview people in various departments, obtain the cost information, create the necessary documents and put together a presentation binder to support the deduction that was easy to follow and understand.  When we got audited I was able to just hand the documents over to the IRS with very little commentary.  The entire credit amount was accepted.”

    Robert HowrenDirector of TaxBlueLinx Corporation
  • “We had some very difficult issues to present to IRS agents as well as the IRS National Office.  MASSIE was able to present our position in a professional manner and, with terrific knowledge of the subject matter, was able to get us excellent results.”

    Rick WiseFormer Executive Director of TaxGaylord Entertainment
  • “Before MASSIE we had a very cumbersome and expensive R&D tax credit process. Since MASSIE took over the project our credit has increased, the cost has decreased and the feedback we have received is that the SMEs enjoy the MASSIE interaction far better. I would highly recommend that you consider MASSIE for your R&D Tax Credit project.”

    Clayton Brant SharpVice President of TaxesARRIS International plc
  • “MASSIE's experts worked hand-in-hand with our tax department and SMEs to seamlessly deliver a claim larger and sooner than I expected. The MASSIE Method of putting our people first worked great for our Georgia Retraining Tax Credit and R&D Credit. Their focused expertise and documentation tools helped us know we were buttoned up. I would highly recommend MASSIE to anyone looking for a provider who under promises and over delivers.”

    Rick LynchCFOMailChimp
  • “I have found MASSIE to be very knowledgeable with regard to the credits and helpful in assisting us to maximize benefits.  This, of course, has been welcomed by our corporate staff.  However, the attribute that sets MASSIE apart is that they work exceptionally well with our operations personnel and minimize demand on their time in quantifying and appropriately supporting our credits.”

    Jon Dickinson, P.E.,Chief Financial OfficerGeosyntec Consultants
  • “Getting the R&D tax credits in the early stages of our small company’s growth has been a significant benefit in continuing the work.  No research, no competitive edge.  No money, no research. Thanks, MASSIE!”

    Frank KoperdaCEONextGen Technologies
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