Tax services for the manufacturing industry

RSM’s tax professionals can help industrial manufacturing companies navigate today’s changing tax environment. From tax reform to sales tax nexus changes, it’s crucial that middle market companies and their owners understand how these issues may affect their business operations.

RSM’s tax professionals realize tax savings for our clients through a disciplined, integrated approach that anticipates how each tax challenge affects them at the local, state, national and international levels. We advise our clients on tax matters that include:

Credits and incentives
  • Research and development
  • Work opportunity tax credits
  • Excise tax credits
  • Fuel credits

Expenditure analysis

  • Meals and entertainment
  • Research and development
  • Charitable expenses
  • Repairs and maintenance

Fixed assets

  • Cost segregation
  • Tangible assets and repairs
  • Bonus depreciation
  • Section 169D credits
  • Real and personal property tax analysis
  • Qualified leasehold improvements


  • Structuring and location
  • Transfer pricing
  • Value-added tax
  • Tax treaty issues
  • Intercompany transactions
  • Foreign tax credits

State and local issues

  • Nexus
  • Structuring/planning
  • Sales and use tax
  • Unclaimed property
  • Property tax

Accounting methods

  • Inventory and uniform capitalization 
  • Advanced payments
  • Returns and allowances
  • Revenue recognition
  • Bad-debt reserves
  • Compensation



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