years a SR&ED auditor at CRA


years helping companies like yours

The CRA has approved 532 SR&ED claims submitted by 177 clients in two decades, a 99% success rate.

Employed by the CRA from 1996 to 2000 to audit SR&ED claims in software, hardware, IT, and multimedia.

I've experience at IBM, Blackberry and NorthernTelecom and founded 6 startups, an electrical Engineer MBA, who taught at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria and commercialized research at the University of Waterloo in the 1980s.

Helped establish CRA's internal approval policies.

The CRA hired 2 dozen specialists in many technologies to interpret the Income Tax Act that formed the Vancouver SR&ED department's policies. I'm one, as well as an expert witness for the Department of Justice in Federal Court and the CRA's Special Investigations Unit.

And I'll keep up to date with CRA's changes that may affect you.

The underlying calculations are complex.  CRA's perspective is arcane. 

To see how the CRA is adjusting during this COVID-19 crisis, see my blog.

I know what the CRA needs in order to approve your SR&ED claims.

We'll explain to the CRA why your activities qualify for SR&ED, viewed from the CRA's perspective. Your SR&ED claim will be more likely to be approved without an audit if I'm involved.

And will reduce the chance of an audit by the CRA.

We'll prepare four pages that explain to the CRA why your activities qualify, and have documentation prepared so we can justify your SR&ED claims.