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Brian Nichols


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Brian Nichols, CPA, has been helping businesses and families tackle their toughest tax issues for 14+ years.



When he was a kid, Brian wanted to grow up to be a professional baseball player.

Brian Nichols, CPA, specializes in working with construction contractors, manufacturers and service businesses, as well as high net worth families.

He prepares and reviews tax returns for individuals and businesses. With 14+ years of experience in public accounting, Brian enjoys advising his clients on how to navigate complex tax issues and assist them with tax planning.

Brian serves on the golf committee for the Washington Building Congress.


  • Bachelor of science degree in accounting, Kent State University (2006)
  • Bachelor of arts degree in political science, Miami University (2004)


  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Virginia Society of CPAs
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (Virginia Chapter)
  • Washington Building Congress

More Fun Facts

  • If he could snap his fingers and become an expert in any skill, Brian said he’d love to become a champion golfer.
  • Outside of work, Brian’s favorite activities include spending time with his family, listening to live music and playing golf.

Articles By Brian

Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges Help Defer Capital Gains & Build Wealth

The like-kind exchange is one of the most money-savvy ways to defer capital gains taxes while building your long-term wealth. A 1031 exchange, which gets its name from Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, can help you swap one investment property for another and defer capital gains taxes. These transactions are complicated, and they're riddled with rules that could make or break your investment. But they can be fruitful, as long as they are executed correctly. Let’s take a look at 1031 exchanges, how they work and their benefits.

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How the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Will Impact the Construction Industry

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) gives the United States a generational investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness. According to the White House, this bipartisan infrastructure deal will rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, and ensure every American has access to high-speed internet. The legislation is intended to help ease inflationary pressures and strengthen supply chains by making long overdue improvements for our nation’s ports, airports, rails and roads. Members of the construction industry largely applauded the bill's passage, saying it provides much-needed resources to modernize the country's aging and overburdened infrastructure. Let’s take a look at how the infrastructure legislation will affect construction contractors.

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How to Report COVID-19 Employee Emergency Leave

If your business or nonprofit used the fully refundable tax credits to cover the cost of COVID-19-related emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) or expanded family and medical leave (EFML) for employees, there are new reporting requirements for W-2 reporting for 2021.

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