Naren Balakrishnan Principal Mississauga +1 416 607 2603

With over 15 years’ experience in information technology, including the last 12 in professional services and consulting, I help clients across all industries file maximized and substantiated Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) and OIDMTC tax credit claims. I also provide support in other tax incentive advisory and compliance matters.

A principal in the R&D and Government Incentives group, my area of specialty is in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) space. Here, I support clients in the software information technology (IT) realm. This includes specialty areas such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), mobile application development, blockchain, fintech, aerospace and defense, health IT and bio-technology.

When working with clients, I support them in a number of areas including determining eligible expenditures, preparing technical reports, reviewing documentation, incorporating best practices to maximize claim size and handling potential CRA matters, including audit defense.

I’m heavily involved in business development initiatives, developing strategic partnerships with technology associations and working closely with start-up companies to help them get to the next level. In my spare time, I also volunteer to raise money for the United Way and other community organizations and charities.