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About Us

Tax Credit Co.'s expertise, talent, processes, and proprietary technology combine to deliver the most sophisticated and comprehensive offering in the industry, featuring:

  • Fortune 500 experience in all major industries
  • Staff of over 100
  • Technical depth in key industries
  • Proprietary technology platform built to scale, reducing burden on client processing
  • Dedicated support resources to ensure client success
  • To see how Tax Credit Co. can help your company maximize its tax incentive opportunities, call (800) 481-0669 today.

    Leadership Team

    Brandon Edwards

    Chief Executive Officer
    With 16 years of experience building and leading enterprises in tax credit and HR services, Brandon is an expert in application of tax credit opportunities for clients across a broad spectrum of industries. He is a frequent speaker on tax incentives, and appears in publications such as Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, SHRM Online, SHRM Staffing Management Magazine, Huffington Post, Accounting Today, CBS Interactive and others. Brandon holds a BA in Economics from UCLA.

    LaRae Pieroni

    Sr. Vice President, Operations and Delivery Systems
    LaRae joined Tax Credit Co. in early 2015, with a focus on emerging markets and new products. Over the past 20 years, LaRae has held senior leadership positions across multiple high-growth businesses, including ADP, TALX/Equifax, and Management Insights, with specialties in human capital incentives, compliance solutions, and government relations. She is a featured speaker/author in The Journal of Multi-State Taxation and Tax Executives Institute, and is the multi-year President of CEON (California Employment Opportunity Network ).

    Jim Cossman, MBA

    Chief Financial Officer
    Jim joined TCC in 2016 and possesses over 15 years of senior financial leadership experience. Having worked at Time Warner, Disney and DP Technology, Jim has led financial departments focusing on business analytics, planning and analysis and financial reporting. Jim has deep experience developing business processes around the finance and accounting functions supporting top-line growth and margin expansion. Jim holds a B.A. from Tulane University and an MBA from Thunderbird.

    Peter Mehta, JD/LLM

    Managing Director, Research & Development Tax Credits
    Peter is a tax controversy specialist, with 20 years of experience that audit examinations, technical advice requests, preparing and reviewing protests, IRS Appeals proceedings, and refund claims. From exam through IRS appellate-level, Peter has expertise in California and other state taxing authorities. He brings this robust knowledge to Tax Credit Co.’s audit defense services, QA, and advisory services. Peter spent fourteen years as managing director with Deloitte Tax's IRS controversy practice, where he served as the western region’s lead point of contact for all of the firm’s large R&D tax credit examinations and appeals. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees: JD / LLM (Taxation), B.S. (Biology with specialization in Chemistry).

    Steve Kowalski, PhD

    Chief Technology Officer
    In a career spanning over 25 years, Steve has extensive and diverse experience that ranges from developing sophisticated software for business process outsourcing to managing technology organizations and classified defense projects. He holds multiple patents, as well as a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California.

    Our Partners

    Tax Credit Co. partners with technology and services providers to streamline the tax credit screening process while you hire the highest quality candidates.

    Our partner categories include talent management, pre-employment screening, onboarding, payroll, economic development group, accounting, and real estate firms. Get to know our highlighted partners below, or contact us for more information on becoming a trusted partner.

    Acuity Cloud Solutions is an Oracle Gold Partner specializing in HCM cloud-based application support and services with a focus on Taleo Enterprise Edition, Taleo Business Edition and Fusion. Acuity’s experienced team provides expert knowledge and support with implementations, migrations, upgrades, remote system administration, training, end user support, project management, and more. Drawing from hundreds of successful client engagements in a wide variety of industries, Acuity’s experts deliver innovative solutions and best practices to ensure systems are aligned with business processes, implemented and supported efficiently, and optimized to their highest potential. As a full-service partner, Acuity provides reliable and on-demand support, collaborating with clients to reach and exceed their HCM goals. Learn more about Acuity by visiting

    Tax Credit Co. is the strategic business incentives partner for Ceridian, a leading global business services company that helps organizations control costs, save time, optimize their workforce, grow revenue, and minimize financial risk. We offer a comprehensive range of human resource, benefits and payment solutions. From workforce management and benefits to productivity and payroll services, we help organizations maximize their human, financial and technology resources. As a leader in payroll outsourcing, gift cards and corporate expense management, we’re the driving force in payment innovations. Ceridian provides the insight, KnowHow and solutions organizations need to navigate the complexities of HR, benefits and payment administration. For more information about Ceridian visit or call 800-729-7655.

    Tax Credit Co. is an integrated partner with ClearCompany so that ClearCompany clients can seamlessly screen within the ClearCompany Applicant Tracking System. ClearCompany manages your entire employee lifecycle to create a better hiring experience, seamless onboarding, goal alignment across departments and teams and performance management to keep your workforce engaged and productive. Did we mention it’s designed to be intuitive, transparent and paperless? Since 2004, ClearCompany has been helping companies hire and manage talent. In fact, we’ve helped our clients hire, onboard and manage more than 10 million applicants. For more information please visit

    Tax Credit Co. has partnered with Cornerstone on Demand, who helps organizations to recruit, train and manage their people. Cornerstone on Demand works with hundreds of the world’s largest companies—from Walgreens and Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Deutsche Post DHL and Xerox—and thousands of smaller ones to help them engage their workforces and empower their people. Their software impacts every aspect of the employee experience, helping people to make their best work even better – which ultimately translates into greater business results.. For more information, visit

    Tax Credit Co. has partnered with HireRight, a leading provider of on-demand employment background screening, drug and health screening and employment eligibility solutions that help employers automate, manage and control screening and related programs. Many companies, including more than one-third of the Fortune 500, trust HireRight because the company delivers customer-focused solutions that provide greater efficiency and faster results. HireRight also provides pre-integrated employment screening services through e-recruiting solutions from top providers such as Oracle, Taleo, Kenexa, SAP, ADP/VirtualEdge, PeopleAdmin, HealthcareSource, HRsmart and SilkRoad. HireRight, Inc. is an Altegrity company with worldwide headquarters located in Irvine, California and offices and affiliates around the globe. For more information, visit

    Tax Credit Co. is partnered with HRsmart, the leading global provider of unified talent management solutions. Over fourteen hundred companies and organizations around the world partner with HRsmart to improve their business and processes. Our current technology application suite includes Applicant Tracking, Performance Management, Learning Management, and Career Development and Succession Planning. Each component of HRsmart’s Talent Management Application Suite is organically grown and part of a unified system that provides users with a single point of access for all applications, as well as cross-functional reporting that delivers a birds-eye-view of an organization’s entire human capital performance. HRsmart’s mission is to provide technology, professional expertise and exceptional support services to companies, enabling them to effectively recruit, manage and retain top performers. For more information about how HRsmart can help your organization, visit

    i2Verify delivers industry-leading employment verification solutions that allow employers to automate the employment and income verification process. As a trusted partner to Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies, i2Verify has been designed to provide instant, secure access to employment and wage data, while allowing employees unparalleled access and control of their sensitive employment data. With a management team that traces it’s roots to the inception of the employment verification industry, i2Verify brings a level of experience that is unmatched in our industry. Learn more at

    iCIMS’ Talent Platform is the industry’s premier talent acquisition solution that enables HR professionals to manage their organization’s entire talent lifecycle from sourcing to recruitment marketing to applicant tracking to onboarding all within a single web-based application. Providing innovative HR solutions, iCIMS gives recruiters the necessary tools to make the most informed hiring decisions, every time. The iCIMS Talent Platform is easy to use, scalable, and backed by award-winning iCARE™ Support; it’s the ideal applicant tracking software for growing businesses. Learn more at

    Tax Credit Co. is partnered with Kronos and integrated with Kronos Workforce Talent Acquisition™, a web-based, end-to-end solution used to source, screen, assess, hire, and onboard employees quickly and efficiently with a proven ROI. Its complete hiring management console provides hiring managers and recruiters with a single interface for managing both hourly and salaried hiring as part of one, unified hiring solution. A hiring solution that provides a richer candidate experience and results in higher-quality, best-fit hires. Kronos is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Learn more about Kronos industry-specific time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications at Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works™

    Tax Credit Co. is partnered with Oracle and integrated with Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service and Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service. Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. With more than 390,000 customers—including 100% of the Fortune 100—in more than 145 countries around the globe, Oracle is the only vendor able to offer a complete technology stack in which every layer is engineered to work together as a single system. Oracle’s industry-leading on-premises and cloud-based solutions give customers complete deployment flexibility and unmatched benefits including unbreakable security, high availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance and low total cost of ownership. Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Learn more at

    Tax Credit Co. has partnered with Ovation Payroll, one of the fastest growing payroll providers in the nation, to offer TCC clients the very best in payroll services at a competitive price. Ovation blends technology and personalized service to eliminate expensive errors, save valuable time, and put information right at your fingertips. Interested in how much you can save? Get a quote and reference Tax Credit Co. as your referral source to get the most competitive price. Learn more at

    Tax Credit Co. is integrated with so that Snagajob clients can seamlessly screen for hiring credits within the Snagajob Hiring Manager solution. Snagajob is the world’s only company totally devoted to fulfilling the dreams of hourly workers and those who employ them. Snagajob has the world’s largest online community of hourly workers, and is the leading provider of workforce management solutions exclusively for hourly employers. We help hourly employers create better workplaces by integrating talent sourcing through with comprehensive talent management tools. We offer a simpler way to find, hire, manage and train the best hourly workers while making you more efficient and helping your business achieve more. Learn more at

    SterlingBackcheck, a NAPBS accredited organization, provides superior background check solutions built around your unique screening requirements. SterlingBackcheck and Tax Credit Co. have partnered to provide an integrated solution that maximizes your tax credit potential by ensuring all candidates participating in the background check process participate in the tax credit screening process. Our integrated, effortless solution adds value while streamlining processes. For more information please visit: Sterling Infosystems

    Tax Credit Co. has partnered with TalentWise who offers businesses on-demand, comprehensive and affordable screening and onboarding products including: background checks; drug testing; skills and behavioral assessments; verifications; DOT solutions; new hire forms automation; driving records; credit checks; and turn-key integrations with applicant tracking systems. Designed for HR, staffing and recruiting professionals, TalentWise helps drive greater productivity and a higher quality workforce. TalentWise serves over 3,000 businesses across all industries throughout North America. TalentWise was ranked #1 Overall and in Customer Satisfaction in 2009 by HRO Today magazine and named to Workforce Management magazine’s “Hot List” four consecutive years. Learn more at and 1.877.893.1665.

    Tax Credit Co. has partnered with Ultimate Software, a provider of cloud-based human capital management (HCM). The Company’s UltiPro software (UltiPro) is a comprehensive solution delivered over the Internet to organizations based in the United States and Canada, including those with global employees. The solution includes feature, such as talent acquisition and onboarding, human resources (HR) management and compliance, benefits management and online enrollment, payroll, performance management, salary planning and budgeting for compensation management, succession management, reporting and analytical decision-making tools and time and attendance. UltiPro provides role-based features for HR professionals, executives, managers, administrators and employees, including access to business-critical information on mobile devices, such as the iPhone, iPad and other smartphones and tablets. Learn more at

    Get In Touch

    Tax Credit Co. has delivered industry-leading solutions that help companies realize more benefits from federal, state and local tax incentive programs. Contact us today to see how we can help your company maximize its tax incentive opportunities.

    6255 Sunset Blvd.
    Suite 2200
    Los Angeles, CA 90028

    P: +1 (800) 481-0669

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