Melwyn Machado is an associate partner in the Tax Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP working in the Ottawa office. He is the firm’s National Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) advisor.
He joined the firm in 2006 and was formerly the Manager of Financial Legislative Applications and Director of the Policy Development Division in the SR&ED directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Mel was responsible for the development of application policies, training courses and training of CRA staff on SR&ED legislation.
He was the CRA liaison with the Department of Finance on the SR&ED program and was involved in the drafting of the SR&ED legislation. He has prepared and presented training to PwC offices across the country in these complex areas.
Mel has been awarded two prestigious national honours the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation both in recognition of his contributions to Canada, his community and to fellow Canadians.