BRAYN is a niche consulting firm that empowers business through specialty tax incentives. The BRAYNiacs are a team of lawyers, engineers, accountants, and tax support staff with extensive industry experience hailing from Big-4 and other national consulting firms. We work collaboratively with your CPA firm to assist in the review, documentation, and substantiation of the tax incentives specific to your business. At BRAYN, we focus on building quality relationships where we are a key partner in driving business prosperity.
The three things that make BRAYN unique and differentiate us from our competition are:
Our fixed fees include unlimited hours for tax admin audit representation to defend our work in the unlikely event of an audit.
We understand the importance of having consultants and work collaboratively with your CPA. We PLAN each relationship with the client’s CPA to enable us to create an efficient work plan according to the needs of the client. We COMMUNICATE effectively to limit the time and resource impact on the client. We are a fixed fee firm with no hidden costs, so we understand the importance of time management. We DELIVER a thorough, detailed account of the engagement, the client’s business and our methodology.
BRAYN Storm is a complimentary analysis of documents that you provide depending on the service line. Our BRAYNiacs analyze your documents and provide you with an estimate of tax credits or deductions and provide you with a fixed fee.
BRAYN Power is a more detailed phase where we request additional documentation and depending on the service line, we may setup interviews with your staff members or perform site visits to document the data we collect. After a thorough review of the data, we will provide final numbers that your CPA can put on your tax returns.
BRAYN Trust of BRAYN's consulting projects include the delivery of additional qualitative reporting and memorandum, as well as additional quantitative schedules and workpapers, beyond those required for inclusion on the filed tax returns but important for clients and their CPAs to maintain in their records. This Full Audit Support further includes full representation of the client as a Power of Attorney before the examining tax authority and fully shepherding the process until amicable resolution.
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"We really appreciated BRAYN's proactive efforts to present additional tax incentives. [In addition to the R&D Tax Credit]. BRAYN was able to identify and assist us with 179D (Energy Efficient Commercial Construction) deductions for qualified activities that were conducted for government-owned buildings. Once again, BRAYN demonstrated their commitment to their client."
"During the course of the project, it was clear that BRAYN knew what they were doing and emphasized communication and transparency every step of the way. Their project team was able to take our QuickBooks and Deltek time tracking systems to conduct their analysis, which greatly reduced the time impact on our team."
"We were introduced to BRAYN by our CPA and started working with them to perform a Cost Segregation and 179D Energy Efficiency study on our newly constructed properties. We chose BRAYN initially, and continue to do business with them because their studies are not just engineering based, they are performed by actual professional engineers who have experience in design and Construction as well as tax consulting."
"BRAYN’s knowledge of architectural services, the phases involved with projects, and their understanding of architectural/engineering systems like Deltek Ajera were extremely helpful in obtaining necessary data."
"We were under a very constrained timeline to complete the study before our statute and filing deadlines and BRAYN followed through on everything as promised and delivered results that exceeded my expectations, all while collaborating effectively with our team and our CPA firm to make this a very seamless effort with a great benefit."
"BRAYN explained the complexities of the R&D tax credit and offered ways for us to streamline the process. The R&D tax credit law was clearly explained, and they demonstrated their knowledge by bridging the gap between the law and the practical business realities of satisfying the legal requirements."
"After the close of the study, we decided to change CPA firms and BRAYN offered several recommendations that were local and familiar with both our industry and the R&D tax credit; based on their referrals, we found a great CPA. It is clear that BRAYN works diligently to provide the best value to their clients."
"We were pleased with the final results of the study. We felt confident that the final credit calculations were accurate, defensible, and based on a full understanding of our company’s development process. The final documentation package that BRAYN provided was detailed, thorough, and easy to understand. Their R&D Tax Credit knowledge and expertise were extremely helpful throughout the process, from educating our staff on the complexities and nuances of calculations to walking us through the final report."
"BRAYN exceeded our expectations and delivered incredible value with Cost Segregation services. These tax savings are essential to accelerating our growth and facilitating continued development."
“We use Deltek Ajera and BRAYN has a good understanding of the time tracking data and how to interpret it as time is applied to architectural activities and phases within projects. This knowledge facilitated the process, requiring less work extracting data for our company. BRAYN also made several on-site visits at our convenience, and they have been readily available for questions. Overall, I would highly recommend BRAYN Consulting to other businesses seeking support in claiming specialty tax credits and incentives, such as R&D Tax Credits.”
“We switched our business to BRAYN Consulting a few years ago and have not been disappointed. Our experience with BRAYN has been nothing short of exceptional. They lived up to their reputation by delivering significant tax savings to our company and by being professional, timely, and easy to work with throughout the process.”
“BRAYN really understands the design and construction industry and I would consider them a trusted advisor and highly recommend them to other businesses seeking support in claiming specialty tax credits and incentives, such as R&D Tax Credits.”
“BRAYN's straightforward methodology and stellar project management were completely in line with the way we conduct business. We felt at ease with their friendly demeanor while they helped us understand what credits we were eligible for and projections on how Lifestyle Home Builders could benefit from these credits. Our core value is "The experience is about you" and BRAYN Consulting proved they stand by the same motto. We had a great experience, and it was all about us taking advantage of tax credits to live our best lives! ”
"BRAYN worked with our changing timeframes marvelously, both when we delayed the process, and when we needed to accelerate the deliverable. They made us feel as if they were an extension of our internal staff and a trusted partner. Best of all, we now have a competitive advantage over other engineering firms! "
“During the course of the study, we were very impressed by BRAYN's client service. Throughout the process, they were easy to access and communicated often. They minimized our efforts and worked to strengthen MileStone’s already great reputation with our homeowners. BRAYN's final work product was thorough and demonstrated their services were extremely valuable. We continue to work with BRAYN, and I would highly recommend them to other businesses seeking support in claiming specialty tax credits and incentives such as the 45L Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit.”
“Tax credits have a reputation for being cumbersome to implement, but we remain impressed by BRAYN's ability to make the tax credit process easy to navigate. As a result of our work with BRAYN, our team can focus on our engineering projects instead of the tax law. Their team provides a simple process and a fair price.”
BRAYN was introduced to us via our CPA firm and we were immediately impressed with their straightforward pricing and clear and measurable goals with milestones. Their requests for documents were simple and their friendly team stayed on top of us to ensure all deadlines were met. The detailed spreadsheet of tax credits was easy to understand and completely thorough. The entire process felt customized to our needs. The best part of all is BRAYN beat their own projections for a larger tax credit for CBM Technology.”