David Wong

David Wong

Principal; R&D and FDII Tax West & Southwest Region Leader

BDO Los Angeles Office

310-557-8254

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Executive Summary

David Wong is a principal with BDO's Specialized Tax Services practice and leads both the West region and Southwest Region R&D and FDII tax services practices. He has extensive knowledge in R&D tax credits and the Foreign Derived Intangible Income (“FDII”) Deduction. 

David has more than 16 years of professional experience, including many years in the R&D Tax Credit practice at a Big Four firm. He has experience helping both large and small companies identify and document their R&D credits, as well as assisting them in defending those credits upon Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state taxing authority exams. He has experience with taxation issues in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho and Texas and has worked with companies ranging from the development stage to those with over $20 billion in revenues. During his career, David has identified and defended over $1 billion of R&D tax credit claims.

He has served companies in a broad range of industries, including:
  • Computer Animation
  • Consumer Products
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Healthcare & Telemedicine
  • Insurance & General Agencies
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & Gas
  • Online Retailing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Services
  • Semiconductor
  • Software
  • Video Gaming
David’s extensive experience has enabled him to achieve, on average, a 95 percent allowance on R&D claims for many of his clients on exam or following appeal.

David has also published various articles in technical journals such as The Tax Advisor (May 2010), Gamasutra.com (October 2012), ShaleMag.com (July 2018), and BizJournals.com (December 2018).

Education

MPA, University of Texas at Austin
B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin