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R. Ashley Thompson - BKD - USA

 (Consultant)

ashleythompson_bio.jpgAshley specializes in BKD’s Research and Experimentation Tax Credit Services and spends 100% of his time in this arena.  He has conducted studies for many manufacturers, including those in the furniture, electronics, automotive and aerospace industries.  Ashley has managed several projects and plays an integral role in the interview process and analysis of supporting documentation.  He also provides audit support during IRS exams, and assists with the development of improved strategies for capturing credits on a go-forward basis.

Ashley has been instrumental in training personnel in other BKD offices about Research and Experimentation Services.  This includes education on IRC Section 41 control group rules and the application of the four-part test to product and process development, as well as audit issues related to the tax credit.  He is further responsible for maintaining relationships with alliance firms that outsource their research tax credit services to BKD.

Ashley is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences, including the Indiana Tax Conference, and has given several presentations for other CPA firms and law firms.  He has also authored articles for BKD newsletters and the National Association of Manufacturers (“NAM”) Leadership for Manufacturers Magazine.

Ashley is a graduate of Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, with a B.A. degree in economics.


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