Liz McKnight
Managing Director CPA
Tax-Federal Specialty

Liz McKnight is a managing director in the tax practice focusing on Federal Tax. She also leads the Research and Development Tax Credit function for the Market with more than 12 years of experience performing a variety of tax consulting and compliance services to large public and private companies. Since transferring to the Metro DC region from South Carolina in 2018, she has worked with clients of all sizes in numerous industries, including government contracting, professional services and software development. Liz works predominantly on R&D tax credits, as well as transaction cost analysis and other fixed asset services. Her specific experience includes:

  • Calculated, claimed and documented significant R&D tax credits for a multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 public manufacturer. Financial statement auditors had no changes to DHG's calculations.
  • Assisted a multi-billion-dollar manufacturer with calculating, claiming and documenting the R&D tax credit, where significant portion of qualifying costs was related to design, development and testing of first-of-its-kind prototypes; Supported and sustained the R&D credit claimed through IRS audit.
  • Works with multiple government contractors to identify, qualify, claim and document R&D credits.
Education
  • Masters, Taxation - General
    University of South Carolina
  • Bachelors, Accounting
    University of South Carolina
Licenses
  • Certified Public Accountant - NC - 35818
  • Certified Public Accountant - SC - 8123
  • Certified Public Accountant - VA - 48450

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