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Meet Shawn Marchant, Tax Principal
For over 20 years Shawn has been advising clients regarding federal and state tax credits and incentives, primarily in the areas of research credits, domestic production activities deduction, and meals and entertainment expenses. His experience ranges from initial scoping through project implementation and delivery, project management, IRS and state audit support, and evaluation of benefits for financial statement presentation. Shawn spent 16 years in the “Big 4,” most recently with Ernst & Young. Shawn began his career in Deloitte’s National R&D Tax Credit group and spent two years in their Accounting Methods & Periods National Practice Group in Washington, DC. A frequent speaker on these topics, Shawn is an attorney licensed in California. He received a JD from BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School and an LLM in Tax from Georgetown University Law School.
Meet Matt Neueswander, R&D Manager
Matt has over seven years of experience in public accounting. He started his career with Ernst & Young (EY) providing tax services to technology, pharmaceuticals, biotech, aerospace, and real estate companies. His experience at EY includes R&D and Orphan Drug tax credits, accounting methods, cost segregation, tax compliance, and ASC 740 audits. Prior to joining Tanner, Matt spent two years at CGI, a global IT consulting firm, where he managed U.S. tax credits and incentives programs including R&D tax credits, Federal and State audits, job credits, state development grants, domestic manufacturing deduction, and fringe benefit analysis. Matt received his bachelor’s and master’s in accounting at Brigham Young University. He is licensed as a CPA in the state of Utah and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.