Donovan Scott is a Chartered Professional Accountant and an Enrolled Agent with extensive experience in preparing both Canadian and U.S. tax returns (Personal, Corporate, Trust, Not-For-Profit and Charity), as well as notice to reader/reviewed/audited financial statements, and other assurance related services.
Donovan is authorized to electronically file (E-File) your personal and corporate tax returns with both the IRS and the CRA. Not only does this increase the speed of receiving your refund (unless subject to the U.S. automatic 180 day hold), but you obtain immediate acknowledgment of receipt by the CRA/IRS, thereby increasing the speed and ease of obtaining required support of foreign tax credits to the CRA/IRS.
Born and raised in Indiana, Donovan graduated from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business which is consistently ranked as a top 10 undergraduate business school, with a degree in Finance and Accounting in 2005. He began his public accounting career with McGladrey & Pullen, LLP as an auditor in downtown Chicago. Although instrumental in developing his auditing and analytical skills, he struggled to see the personal impact this type of work had.
After meeting his (now) wife, a native of Canada, Donovan moved to Canada in late 2009 and received permanent residence in 2011. Following this, he articled for an owner-operated accounting firm in Cobble Hill, B.C. receiving his Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in January 2015. He later decided to relocate to the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area, where he worked as a Manager for KMA Chartered Professional Accountants in Nanaimo, B.C.
In January of 2016, Donovan obtained his Enrolled Agent status giving him the authority to represent taxpayers before the IRS in all 50 states and around the world. This designation was obtained after passing a three-part comprehensive IRS exam covering individual, business and other income tax reporting requirements.