George Leopold, EETimes
1/27/2012 11:45 AM EST
WASHINGTON – As the debate over how to revive U.S. manufacturing heats up, tax and other proposals are emerging to provide incentives for technology companies to boost investment in innovative research that could foster new engines of economic growth.
One of the most intriguing proposals comes from a tax expert who has worked for computer and chip makers, including Apple and Marvell Semiconductor. Michael Rashkin, author of “The Practical Guide to Research and Development Tax Incentives,” says a key tax incentive for tech companies, the R&D tax credit, is too complex, has not increased R&D spending and needs to be overhauled.
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