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Research and Development Exemption


How are legislative and rule changes affecting manufacturers?

The legislature enacted a sales tax exemption for depreciable equipment used in research and development defined by reference to the Internal Revenue Code. The legislative intent was to encourage economic development in Texas related to research and development activities. This exemption has been widely applied by manufacturers. This white paper reviews the statute and defines what depreciable tangible personal property is and what qualifies as research and development activities.



Christina A. Mondrik, Esq., CPA

Christina A. Mondrik, Esq., CPA

Mondrik & Associates

  • Founder of Mondrik & Associates, www.mondriklaw.com
  • Board certified, tax law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Represents taxpayers in resolving state and federal tax controversies and litigation
  • 2019 - 2020 chair, Tax Section, State Bar of Texas
  • J.D. degree, with honors, University of Texas School of Law; B.B.A. degree, accounting, University of Texas
  • Can be contacted at 512-542-9300 or [email protected]
Kristie J. Iatrou, Esq.

Kristie J. Iatrou, Esq.

Mondrik & Associates

  • Associate attorney at Mondrik & Associates
  • Represents taxpayers in resolving state and federal tax controversies and litigation
  • Former Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas
  • J.D. degree, St. Mary’s University School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 512-542-9300 or [email protected]

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