T. Brett Mach is a director with EEPB InnovaTax, LLC., where he uses his knowledge of the R&D Tax Credit along with his experience with state and federal audits to help his clients obtain tax savings. Brett focuses on getting to know each client and not just their financial statements. His approach leads him to uncover additional tax benefits in areas others might have missed.
Brett brings a diverse background to the R&D field having received a formal education covering finance, computer science, and psychology from Trinity University in addition to a law degree from South Texas College of Law. While at Trinity, Brett was selected as one of the students who managed a portion of the school’s endowment utilizing financial analysis to guide investments. Later, while at South Texas obtaining his Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Brett was active in the school’s award-winning trial advocacy program, placing nationally for his oratory acumen.
Licensed since 2007, Brett began his career in litigation before turning to tax law. Brett transitioned into tax law to work primarily in audits with state and local taxing authorities. This work allowed him the opportunity to work on litigation dealing with the R&D Tax Credit, specifically the Credit’s applicability to the reasonableness of compensation. The case, which resulted in a win for the taxpayer, was the first time a court had considered the reasonableness of compensation for the R&D Tax Credit.