Bruce joined one of the big four international accounting firms from 1976 and articled with them until 1978 when he received his Canadian chartered accountant’s designation. He remained with the firm as a taxation specialist until 1982, when he left to form a boutique accounting firm specialising in providing services for knowledge-based industries.
In 1994 Bruce formed Braithwaite Technology Consultants Inc. (Braithwaite), a company of scientists, engineers and taxation accountants that assist taxpayers in preparing R&D tax credit claims.
Under his tenure Braithwaite has grown to be one of the largest national independent R&D tax credit advisory companies in Canada, serving about 350 clients on an annual basis and filing more than 16,000 R&D claims at a success rate of greater than 98%.
Over the years, Braithwaite has expanded and is now doing R&D tax credit claims in the US, UK, Brazil, and Ireland with a staff complement of 125 people.
Bruce is a frequent lecturer on R&D tax credit matters. He has published a number of professional conference papers and newspaper, magazine articles and a book related to this subject. He has served on a number of professional committees at the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and served two terms as President of the North York CA Association.
Bruce Braithwaite has been providing R&D tax credit advisory services for more than 30 years and has overseen the compilation of more than 10,000 claims. His commitment and the commitment of all members of the firm, to honesty in preparing claims are well recognized in the tax community.
The firm has a policy of only submitting claims for projects and costs that are eligible for approval. This is preferable to a “try it and see” approach to selecting projects and determining costs. Braithwaite’s approach and reputation works for the benefit of the client, smoothing the compliance and related review process.
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