How DST Advisory Group delivers

Case Studies

Every project provides an opportunity to further inform our delivery of service. Our case studies provide specific descriptions of our process in action. Covering a range of scenarios, industries and challenges, these profiles offer detailed insights that may be relevant to your needs.

Case Study

DST's Approach Helps Save a Tier 1 Auto Supplier $4.5M Through an IRS Examination

A Tier One Automotive supplier with $300M annual revenue and three manufacturing facilities across the US was in the process of designing a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing line in one of their newest facilities. DST was engaged to conduct a full study for an originally filed claim, as well as amending prior years. In total, DST was able to help the company claim over $4.5M in credits over 4 years.

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Calculating the R&D Credit In House Can Be Costly

A $200M food equipment manufacturer with a history of claiming the Research Tax Credit (RTC) conducted an in-house study that included costs related to the Engineering department. The methodology used for the study was a costing/accounting basis, where the financials drove the inclusion of costs as qualified research expenses (QREs) alone.

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International Headquarters - No Previous R&D Claims - Dozens of Locations

A $2B international company with over 40 locations across the United States had not claimed any Research Tax Credits (RTC) in the past due to a number of factors. Some were tax-related – they were in losses and had gone through several mergers and acquisitions which resulted in utilization issues. DST offered to conduct a detailed assessment to provide an accurate benefit range.