SR&ED tax committee

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) advocates for improvements to the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program through its SR&ED Tax Committee.

This committee advocates on behalf of CPAs for sound tax policy and administration related to SR&ED tax credits and other incentives for innovation.

Composed of SR&ED tax advisors from some of Canada’s larger accounting firms, the committee identifies issues regarding the SR&ED program and related policies and provides a forum for engaging with federal and provincial tax authorities and legislators.


Carlo Ciaramitaro, CPA, CA, CFP
Partner, Tax, Canadian and Americas R&D Incentives Practice Leader, KPMG LLP


Albert De Luca, FCPA, FCA
Partner, National Leader Global R&D and Government Incentives / Tax Deloitte


Susan Bishop, CPA, CA
National leader, SR&ED and Business Tax Incentives, Ernst & Young LLP

Ted Bell
National SR&ED Tax Incentives Leader, PwC Canada

David Douglas CA, CPA
Principal and Canadian Practice Leader, SR&ED, Ryan

Ken Douglas, B.Sc.(H), M.Eng., MBA
Principal, SR&ED Tax Services, Grant Thornton LLP

Jay McLean, CPA, CMA, P.Eng., MBA, BASc.
Partner – National SR&ED Leader, MNP LLP

Craig Mulcahy, CPA, CGA
Partner, SR&ED and Government Incentives, BDO Canada LLP


Bruce Ball, FCPA, FCA, CFP, TEP
CPA Canada Tax Advisory Committee Chair
Vice-president, Taxation

Vivian Leung
Senior Principal, Taxation, CPA Canada

Fabio Bonanno, CPA, CA
Principal, Taxation, CPA Canada

Learn more about the CPA Canada SR&ED Tax Committee terms of reference.