By Tanya Donnelly, R&D Tax Manager You’ve done it! You have taken the leap and started your own company. Maybe it’s a new software program with an innovative AI model, or a new vertically-focused SaaS tool. In the early days, you are busy recruiting engineering talent, pitching potential customers, and trying to raise a Seed…

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By Justin DiLauro, Partner, BRAYN Consulting LLC Since the elimination of the “discovery test” in the early 2000s, Architecture and Engineering (A&E) design service firms have been and continue to be excellent candidates for R&D Tax Credits.  It took almost a decade for the application of R&D Tax Credits to A&E firms to be tested…

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By Julia Sosa and Justin DiLauro Companies claiming an R&D tax credit receive a dollar-for-dollar reduction in their tax liability based on the qualified research activities undertaken and the associated qualified research expenses (QREs) related to those activities. However, many owners, officers, and CPAs of companies across all industries often find themselves being talked out…

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by Geoff Garber, Partner and Justin Stone, Tax Consultant Quick Take Taxpayers claiming the federal research tax credit for work under fixed-price contracts received a significant win from the United States Tax Court (“the Court”). On December 6, 2019, the Court issued an order granting summary judgment to the taxpayer, Populous Holdings, Inc. (“Populous”), finding…

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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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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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