Specialist tax consultancy Catax is opening an office in Canada as part of its first overseas expansion.
The Manchester-headquartered firm currently works with businesses across the UK to claim R&D tax credits, Capital Allowances and Patent Box tax relief on intellectual property and has helped 14,000 clients claim back £221m in tax relief.
It is now setting up in Vancouver to help businesses take advantage of Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax relief, which is very similar to the UK’s R&D tax credits.
The team will initially focus on building a client base around Vancouver in British Columbia, with plans to quickly expand throughout Canada.
The Canadian team will be led by Richard Hoy, president of Catax Canada, who joins the company from Ledcor, where he was senior vice president of operations.
Richard brings 28 years’ business experience having held senior leadership positions at Xerox, Lucent, Cable and Wireless, TELUS and Ledcor.
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