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Richard J. Jennings


3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333





A Supervisor in Tax Services, Richard serves a variety of companies including multi-state corporations, S-corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. Richard also specializes in research and development credits, making him the ‘go-to person’ in the firm for these credit calculations and tax laws. He also has extensive experience serving our large, multi-state clients within the manufacturing industry.

Richard participated in the firm’s Lean Six Sigma tax initiative, which focused on improvements to efficiency and client experience across the firm’s tax process. He also serves on the team for recruiting, training and development of newly hired tax professionals. He plays an integral role in guiding and mentoring our younger professionals by teaching them both technical and soft skills.

Richard joined the firm in 2015, after graduating from Baldwin Wallace University.


  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Corporate and Partnership Taxation
  • Multi-State Taxation
  • Research and Development Credit


  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Baldwin Wallace University

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities

  • Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio, treasurer
  • University Hospitals, volunteer


  • Empathy
  • Developer
  • Restorative
  • Individualization
  • Relator


Service Experience


Research & Development Accounting Method Changes (Section 174)

Under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the tax treatment of research and development (R&D) expenses have changed. These costs, also known as research and experimentation (R&E) costs, impact all taxpayers that have R&D expenses, not only. Read More >>