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Business Improvement Group (BIG) announces joint venture to service R&D incentives in United States

By January 10, 2017 February 24th, 2020

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GUELPH, ON / DALLAS, TX (January 10, 2017) – Business Improvement Group based out of Guelph, Ontario with locations across Canada has started a joint venture with a team operating in Dallas, Texas. Now operating as DST Advisory Group Inc., this new company is focused on supporting clients in accessing the R&D Tax Credit Incentives in the United States.

Diane Stogiannes, Managing Director of DST Advisory Services says “our plan is to leverage the years of experience of our US based team to support clients in the United States. The US R&D Tax Credit is both taxpayer-friendly and lucrative for our clients.”

BIG Principal Mark Curtis agrees and says he is “very excited about the addition of the talented staff of DST Advisory Group. The US Research Tax Credit was temporary legislation for almost 30 years. In December 2016 it became permanent, allowing taxpayers to better plan out their R&D activities and expected annual credit. The US is the largest market in the world and we are pleased that our Canadian clients with US locations can leverage DST Advisory Group to access these credits. I consider the DST team to be the leaders in the industry and believe their depth in tax and various engineering disciplines is a great fit with our clients and our firm.”

Since 2000, Business Improvement Group has grown to become one of the largest full-service Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) consulting firms in Canada. With more than 1000 clients across Canada, over 10,000 successful projects approved by Canada Revenue Agency, a success rate of over 98%, and a flexible, competitive pricing strategy, BIG is a recognized industry leader, providing reliable and accurate SR&ED claim preparation and support services to organizations of all sizes – from independent owner-operated businesses to multinational firms with thousands of employees – across a wide range of industries.

For additional information contact:
Diane Stogiannes, Managing Director [email protected] or 1-877-214-8920, ext. 403
Mark Curtis, Partner [email protected] or 1-877-541-5551, ext. 5999