By Martin E. Prendergast, MBAGray, Gray & Gray, LLP The U.S. tax code offers various provisions designed to incentivize business growth and innovation. Among them, Section 174 plays a crucial role by allowing businesses – including many in the architecture, engineering, design, and construction industries – the option to deduct or amortize research and experimental […]
By Derrick Rebello, CPA & Brad CarlsonGray, Gray & Gray, LLP In the dynamic and competitive world of construction, good financial management is pivotal. Construction companies have multiple overheads ranging from labor to machinery, all of which can significantly impact their profitability. However, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides some relief in the form of
By Bill ConstantopoulosGray, Gray & Gray, LLP As your construction business grows and evolves, your needs change. This holds particularly true for financial management systems. If your business started small, you may have initially chosen a software solution appropriate for startups and small businesses. But over time, as your business operations have expanded, you may
By Nathaniel C. Gravel, CISA, CISM, CRISC Forget ransomware. The latest cybersecurity threat could compromise the integrity of construction materials, creating the danger of structural collapse. According to an article on the Cybersecurity Dive website, online programs and automated systems used to control the manufacture and testing of construction materials have become targets for cyberattack.
Research & Development Credits are not just for scientists and software developers By Bradford G. Carlson; Paul J. Gerry, Jr., CPA, PFS; Martin E. Prendergast; Karen G. Timmermans, CPAGray, Gray & Gray, LLP If you think the Research & Development Tax Credits offered by the federal government are just for high technology, life sciences or computer
By Derek B. Rawls, CPA, MSTGray, Gray & Gray, LLP American companies exporting goods – and certain services – may be able to enjoy significant federal income tax savings through a little-known instrument known as an interest charge domestic international sales corporation (IC-DISC). You do not need to be a huge exporter to take advantage
It is important for to keep your company’s name consistently in front of the public, particularly in a competitive business environment. It can be helpful to be innovative in your marketing and promotional techniques, but where do you draw the line? In a recent case, the Tax Court upheld more than $160,000 in deductions over
Unlike business people in most other walks of life, contractors and construction workers typically work at several sites during the year, while maintaining a home base. If you work in the industry, you are frequently out in the field or taking meetings with customers, incurring substantial travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses. Of course, qualified T&E expenses are