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How to generate Form 6765 partnership Increasing Research Credit in Lacerte

SOLVEDby IntuitLacerte Tax4Updated September 16, 2022

This article will assist you with generating Form 6765, Credit for Increasing Research Activities, in the Partnership and Individual modules of Lacerte. Use the applicable instructions below for your module.

To enter amounts for the Form 6765 in the Partnership module:

  1. Go to Screen 20, Schedule K Credits.
  2. Select Other Credits from the top left panel.

  3. Scroll down to the Increasing Research Credit (6765) section.

  4. Select the box Electing alternative simplified credit, if applicable.
  5. Select the box Elect reduced credit (Section 280c), if applicable.
    • If this box is selected, Lacerte will mark Yes on Line 17. 
    • Lacerte will multiply the amount on Line 16 by 13% and the amount on Line 40 by 65%.

  6. Enter the applicable expenses in the remaining fields to flow to Form 6765.

The credit will flow to the Schedule K(1065), Line 15f, Other Credits, and to the Schedule K-1, Box 15 with a code L.

If entering this information from a passthrough K-1:

  1. Go to Screen 23, Passthrough K-1's.
  2. Scroll to the Credits (15) section to enter the amounts.

To enter Form 6765 in the Individual module:

  1. Go to Screen 34, General Bus. & Passive Act. Credits.
  2. Scroll down to the Increasing Research Activities Credit (6765) section.
  3. Select any of the applicable checkboxes:
    • Electing alternative simplified credit
    • Elect reduced credit (Section 280C)
    • Eligible small business for Form 6765 ONLY
  4. Enter the Payments to energy consortia.

If entering this information from a partnership K-1:

  1. Go to Screen 20, Passthrough K-1's.
  2. Select Partnership Information from the left navigation menu.
  3. Select the applicable Partnership from the left navigation menu.
  4. Scroll down to Line 15 - Credits and Withholding.
  5. Locate the (15M) Increasing Research Credit subsection.
  6. Enter the Amount of credit.
  7. Enter any other applicable fields.

If entering this information from an S corporation K-1:

  1. Go to Screen 20, Passthrough K-1's.
  2. Select S Corporation Information from the left navigation menu.
  3. Select the applicable S Corporation from the left navigation menu.
  4. Scroll down to Line 13 - Credits and Withholding.
  5. Locate the (13M) Increasing Research Credit subsection.
  6. Enter the Amount of credit.
  7. Enter any other applicable fields.

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