Dave Hanson, CPA   

R&D | Tax Partner

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Who I work with

I work closely with businesses of all sizes from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. I help clients in technology, manufacturing, financial services, aerospace, defense, telecommunications, consumer goods and retail realize their eligibility to claim research credits.

My specialty

I use my technical experience to help clients optimize and document federal and state research credits while minimizing disruptions to business and tax operations. I advise tax and finance leaders seeking to increase cashflow and tax savings, and I help them sustain credits during IRS exams and appeals. Additionally, I have clients with complex tax issues, due diligence and transaction planning and providing R&D credit-related ASC 740 provision support and risk assessment.

Federal Tax Building

Results I have delivered

During my 14 years of serving clients, I have successfully defended more than $150 million of R&D credit claims (net of adjustments) during IRS examinations and appeals.

Unique things about me

When I attended the University of Georgia, I conducted the Redcoat marching band as Drum Major and served as the mascot during sporting events to pump the crowd up.

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Hiking in the great outdoors

When I am not at work

I enjoy hiking and exploring the great outdoors.

People say I am


Dependable, conscientious and inclusive.

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I received my Master of Accountancy from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business as well as my Bachelor of Business Administration. I am a member of the AICPA, Georgia Society of CPAs, the Double-Dawg program from University of Georgia and I serve as the President and CEO of the Redcoat Band Alumni Association Board of Directors.