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

David Douglas CA, CPA
Partner, Regional Government Incentives Leader, BDO Canada LLP

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

Renée Gallant, FCPA, FCA, M.Fisc.
Managing partner, Gallant & Associés

Michel Lefebvre, avocat, CPA, CGA
Leader, SR&ED and tax incentives, Mazars Harel Drouin, S.E.N.C.R.L.  

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

Shawn D. Reain, CPA, CA
Partner, Tax Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP


Gabe Hayos, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
CPA Canada Tax Advisory Board Chair
Vice-president, Taxation

William Dobson, CPA, CA
CPA Canada Special Advisor, Tax

Vivian Leung
CPA Canada Program director, Tax Education

Daniela Profiti,
CPA Canada Principal, Tax Education

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