Darren Speake, CA

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Specialty

Tax Planning
Compliance
SR&ED

Experience

Tax
Technology

Darren is a Tax Partner at PwC Calgary. He provides a broad range of tax services and has worked with multinational and private companies for more than 14 years. He has experience in Canadian corporate and cross-border tax issues, including general Canadian corporate income tax advice, corporate reorganizations, structuring and financing inbound and outbound investments, international tax planning, tax compliance, tax accounting, and advising on Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credits and other tax credit claims.

Darren has also provided a broad range of tax services to corporations in the technology industry, with an emphasis on software companies. He has supported many emerging Canadian technology companies navigate through tax issues specific to emerging companies including SR&ED tax credits, Ontario interactive digital media tax credits, tax issues arising out of online commerce and structuring the ownership of intellectual property. Darren's also has experience dealing with the international and cross border issues of expanding outside of Canada, Canadian and international tax planning, estate planning for shareholders and income tax accounting.

Darren obtained his Chartered Accountancy designation in 1998 and joined PwC Toronto’s tax department in the same year. He completed the CICA In-Depth Tax Course in 2000 and has been an In-Depth Tax Course tutor for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants for seven years. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation.