David Wong

David Wong

West Leader, R&D and Sec. 199 Tax Services

BDO Los Angeles Office



Executive Summary

David Wong is a Partner with BDO’s Specialized Tax Services practice for the West Region. He specializes in R&D tax credits and the Domestic Production Activities Deduction (“DPAD”).

David has twelve years of professional experience, including many years in the R&D Tax Credit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. 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 $800 million of R&D tax credit claims.

He has served companies in a broad range of industries, including:
  • Computer animation
  • Consumer products
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas
  • Online retailing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional services
  • Semiconductors
  • Software
  • Video gaming

David’s extensive experience has enabled him to achieve, on average, a 95 percent allowance on R&D and domestic production activities deduction (DPAD) claims for many of his clients on exam or following appeal.

David has served as both a local and national instructor on R&D tax issues.


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