Posts by BRAYN Consulting, LLC

Soft Costs: Depreciable or Not?

Application for Licensure

by Eric Rader, EIT, Engineering Associate What soft costs should be included in the depreciable cost basis? This is a very common, and confusing, issue for many property owners. A variety of soft costs can be accrued over the course of constructing a new building, renovating an existing building, or the acquisition of a property.…

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The Five W’s of 179D

Energy Modeling for 179D

The 179D Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction is a tax incentive meant to reward designers, contractors, and business and building owners for engaging in energy efficient design practices.

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How an Engineer Can Impact Your R&D Study

When your tax consultant is also an engineer!

By Brady Bryan, JD, CEO and Robert Henry Wallace III, EIT, Engineering Associate For those who are unaware of the R&D Tax Credit, you have come to the right place. For those who know about the credit, you have also ventured to the right place. The Credit for Increasing Research Activities has rapidly become an…

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BRAYN Consulting welcomes, Austin Bewley to the team!

Austin Bewley

BRAYN Consulting is pleased to welcome Austin Bewley to our team as an Engineering Associate. Austin is a recent graduate of the Colorado School of Mines. He will be working with the BRAYNiacs on R&D, Cost Segregation, 179D, and 45L tax incentive studies. Watch this video to learn a little about this great new addition…

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R&D Tax Credits are worth 21% more in 2018

Since the corporate tax rate was reduced from 35% to 21% starting in 2018, the federal R&D tax credit has increased by about 21%. This is because businesses are required to either reduce their business deductions by the amount of the gross R&D credit or make a “reduced credit” election in accordance with Internal Revenue…

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Making Life Easier for Our Clients!

At BRAYN, our internal goal is to make life easier for our clients. The Payroll Tax Credit – Challenges and Solutions The Payroll Tax Credit (PTC) is a powerful new tax credit for start-ups. Companies performing R&D, who have less than $5M in gross receipts, and no gross receipts prior to the last 5 years,…

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New Tax Bill Increases Opportunities for Saving Money on Real Estate Investments

Tax reform is now law and, in the world of real estate and construction, there are major implications to CPAs, finance professionals, property owners, and real estate developers. The new law, titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, made changes that significantly affect building construction and renovation projects, as well as property acquisitions. Qualified Improvement…

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