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Meredith Kowal, CPA

Partner, R&D Tax Services at Aprio | US and international R&D tax specialist

Who I work with

As a partner in Aprio’s R&D Tax Practice, I work with companies of all sizes, from startups to multinational corporations across every imaginable industry. If your company designs, develops or improves products, processes, techniques, formulas or software, you may be eligible to claim R&D tax credits.

If you are a CEO, CFO, controller or vice president of engineering looking for ways to increase cash flow to fund innovation, R&D tax credits may be the solution. We should talk — you could be earning tax credits for ongoing development initiatives within your business.

My specialty

I help clients leverage tax credits to save money. I use my technical knowledge of federal, state and international tax law to work closely with clients to identify and implement tax savings strategies. My specialties include:

  • Federal and state R&D tax credits
  • Specialty tax credits
  • R&D tax credit audit defense
  • Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program
  • Tax credits for companies operating in the United Kingdom

Results I have delivered

I am known for my attention to detail and for being outcome-driven. I am proud to say that our team helps clients receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax savings every year.

Unique things about me

  • Our family has a Bernese Mountain Dog named Finn.
  • I love to travel, and my favorite leisure destination is Newport, Rhode Island.
  • I earned my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Accounting from the University of Georgia.

What I do when I am not at work

I love spending quality time with my husband and three children, and I am very active in their schools. During my free time, I love playing tennis with my ALTA and USTA teams at Cherokee Town and Country Club.

People say that I am


Outgoing, direct, caring, fair and well-connected

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