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Jonathan Forman
Service Lead

Jonathan Forman

Managing Director

R&D Tax Credit Services

As Managing Director of Global Tax Management’s R&D Tax Credit Services practice, Jonathan leads the development and delivery of services that help large and multinational corporations take advantage of available federal, state, and international R&D tax incentives to reduce their tax liability.

Jonathan has been involved with R&D for more than 20 years in both technical and taxation capacities, bringing a scientific, IT, and business background to GTM’s R&D Tax Credit practice. He has extensive knowledge of U.S. and international R&D tax law, and vast experience dealing with specific issues related to R&D credits and incentives within industries including software, technology, life sciences, manufacturing, and energy. He is a global speaker and instructor, and is published in several key industry journals.

Prior to joining GTM, Jonathan held several leadership roles with BDO USA, LLP, including his most recent roles as Stamford Office Managing Principal and Global R&D Center of Excellence Leader. He was one of the founding members of the firm’s national R&D tax credit practice, and created, built, and managed BDO’s International R&D Center of Excellence.

Jonathan also spent several years with Big 4 firms including Deloitte and PwC. He created and led the R&D incentives practice for Deloitte in Calgary, Canada where his practice focused on technology, oilfield services, and exploration and production. At PwC, he created of one of the first browser-based software tools for managing R&D tax credits.

He is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Jonathan resides in Westchester County, NY where he enjoys spending time with his wife, children, six cats, dog, and tortoise.

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