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Peter Kaju, DisclosureNet
“We had applied to the SR&ED program previously with limited success. The amount of the claims and refunds received were considered to be nominal and overall, not worth the effort. We were skeptical when we met with RDP to reconsider applying to the SR&ED program. RDP told us about their approach which was to build a SR&ED process around our industry’s technical challenges, clearly identifying those which applied to us. This approach, combined with attentive and competent staff, resulted in us successfully filing a claim that was not only considerably larger than our previous claims but it was one that we were comfortable and confident in filing. We highly recommend RDP.”
Shanna Laughton, Halogen Software
“Halogen Software uses RDP Associates to assist us in obtaining government grants. As a fast growing and successful organization, when we outsource grant funding, we demand that the firms we work with have a proven record, are proactive, and can guide us. Halogen Software’s experience with RDP allows us to comfortably rely on RDP’s team to not only effectively seize the applicable grants but to communicate effectively and efficiently. Thank you RDP.”
Terisa Lal, Vice-President, Domtrak Systems Ltd.
“Prior to meeting with RDP I had been approached by other firms in regards to SRED tax credits, but was sceptical on whether or not we would qualify, in fact, some of these other firms made us feel that we maybe too small to make this worthwhile.
RDP took the time to explain eligible activities and as a result we realized that this claim would be worthwhile to pursue. As a result of their efforts RDP uncovered a substantial amount of money for our firm that would have otherwise been lost. With this additional money we are able to reinvest in our organization and increase the quality of our products.
As a result, I plan on using RDP in the future. I have been very happy with their results, support and professional manner in dealing with our firm. Due to our experience with RDP and RDP’s thorough review process I would recommend that you take the time to meet with them for potential areas that qualify for SRED whether you do work internally, are with an external firm or are curious on whether or not your activities qualify as SRED.”
Iain Mackinnon, Tax Director, Barclays Capital
“RDP did an excellent job preparing the R&D tax credit claim for Barclays. RDP showed strong technical knowledge and learnt very quickly the key components of our business. RDP project managed well, which ensured timely completion, and acted as first point of contact for our technical staff. Based on this we anticipate using RDP to continue to prepare our claims going forward.”
John Bentley, Head of Group Tax, Balfour Beatty PLC
“RDP Associates approached me regarding a review of our historic R&D tax claims from 2002 onwards. Our Group is large and de-centralised and my main concerns were that they perform the work to the necessary deadlines with the minimum disruption to the business teams they would need to inter-act with and I did not want protracted negotiations with HMRC on any revised claims. They totally delivered on these points, identified a significant amount of additional qualifying expenditure and raised awareness of this important government incentive amongst our technical and research departments. They are now working to embed the process of collecting the necessary project descriptions and financial data to ensure we maximise our claims prospectively.”
Paul Ritter, International Tax Manager, PeopleSoft
“RDP Associates quickly became a close partner in producing SR&ED project studies and in lending assistance to our tax provision process for our Canadian operations. The firm offered a level of client comfort far above our expectations.”
Dr. Piyush Patel, President, Allied Clinical Research International Inc.
“We are a rapidly growing contract research organization (CRO) and have used the services of RDP Associates Inc. We have found RDP to be very knowledgeable in the area of SR&ED tax credit claims. Our specific business conducts a number of clinical research trials, and RDP has assisted to maximize our complex SR&ED tax credit claim, through identifying eligible SR&ED costs and projects.”
Richard Lonetto, All-Metal Machine Specialties Ltd.
“This letter is to thank you Ed and your staff for the time and consideration put into our SR&ED tax credit claims. Your advice and guidance has helped us to sustain and grow our R&D programs. To say that the impact of these programs on our tool and die department and operations has been positive is an understatement.”
Scott Peart, President, DSPA Software Inc.
“RDP introduced us to the SR&ED tax credit program and then successfully guided us through 6 fiscal years of claims. The end result has been a significant reduction in the cost of our development.”
Don Wilson, President & CEO, Virtually Perfect Golf Inc.
“Over the past 2 to 3 years we’ve come to rely on the expertise and professionalism of RDP Associates Inc. in preparing our company’s SR&ED claims. RDP takes the time to become knowledgeable of our company so that we are kept informed of any government grant/refund programs for which our company might be eligible.”
Aviva Cohen, Vice President Finance, Advanced Utility Systems Corporation
“For the last few years, we have engaged RDP Associates to assist us with our SR&ED claims. RDP took ownership of the entire SR&ED claim process and applied their extensive knowledge to finalize our successful claims. RDP consultants help us to identify & evaluate the SR&ED projects, assist in preparation of the project descriptions, review technical & financial reports and review the income tax return to ensure accuracy. I strongly recommend engaging RDP to assist with SR&ED claims.”
Blair McGibbon, Chief Financial Officer, Navantis Inc
“We are a rapidly growing, and very busy software company. RDP’s client service approach, took the burden of SR&ED tax credit claims away from our staff. We have found RDP to provide quality work and quality service.”
Bob Wiele, President, One Smart World Inc.
“RDP assisted our company with our SR&ED tax credit claim. Our claim was unique. It involved psychological research as a supporting SR&ED activity, in the realm of measurement theory. We believe RDP assisted us in pushing the boundaries of SR&ED claims in this particular area, resulting in a successful claim. RDP’s approach to the claim, and their subsequent assistance in working constructively with CRA, was a key success factor in having the claim accepted, and not rejected. The RDP team is highly skilled and very professional to work with. They provided top level technical consultation throughout the process. They responded quickly to our needs. They consistently took initiative to ensure the successful resolution of our claim. I highly recommend RDP.”
John Manning, CFO, KnowledgeTech Consulting Inc.
“I am writing to say that the KnowledgeTech group of companies has been very pleased with the service received from RDP Associates. Our situation called for flexible and creative thinking, and an ability to work with our outside accountants. RDP provided clear guidance and patience in dealing with the multiple challenges that arose. Brian Cookson in particular showed a consistent understanding of the realities of business management decisions, and worked reliably to bring about an optimum solution with an integrity that was recognized by all parties, including CRA. His ability to keep the big picture in focus, while dealing competently with the details was of real value. We would heartily endorse RDP as advisors on SR&ED matters.”
Arash Vahidnia, IPsmarx Technology Inc
“You have been an amazing mentor and it is a pleasure to let others know how great you run your company.”