About LWA

History of LWA

Founded in 1981, LWA has a history of excellence in recovering overpaid and under-claimed taxes. We have extensive professional expertise in this specific field of taxation. In the late 1970s, company founder Bruce Wenman worked as an auditor for Canada Revenue Agency and through his work Bruce realized that several private and public organizations were unknowingly overpaying a significant amount of taxes to the government. With his extensive knowledge in provincial and federal tax systems and a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Bruce made those first phone calls and he was soon in demand, recovering money for several organizations.

Along the years, Bruce Wenman was joined by other experts, forming Luckett Wenman & Associates – which is now known as LWA. Together, the LWA team developed an array of reliable tax law concepts and approaches which adapt to ongoing legislative rulings and tax changes. The commitment and passion LWA has put into its business have attracted high-quality professionals specialized in tax recovery.

Today, four decades later, LWA has successfully recovered large amounts of money for 97% of our clients across Canada. Yet, the majority of Canadian organizations are unaware that there are approximately two tax changes every month that directly affect businesses and could result in those organizations over-paying taxes. LWA’s extensive knowledge of peculiarities in the tax system ensures that such organizations securely recover overpaid and underclaimed taxes.

In today’s fast-paced work environment, it is nearly impossible for organizations to keep up with ongoing policy and regulation changes, so LWA has mastered the complex area of tax exemptions to help you succeed in your business. The LWA family is ready to work with you and increase your bottom line.

LWA's Mission

We provide outstanding, professional and reliable services that ensure organizations are not unknowingly losing money through sales and other taxes. By paying special attention to small details and using in-house crafted analytical techniques, we find innovative ways to increase our client’s bottom line. We continue to serve our clients until they have received their refunds, and we are always on hand to provide support in the time between reviews.

We are your ‘Robin Hood’ – the opposite of government auditors in many ways.

LWA's Values

We strive to deliver on our promises to you. When deadlines loom, we work harder. When the government makes recovering your money challenging, we fight for it on your behalf. We aim to prove to you that we are your best choice in this area, by recovering the maximum amount possible for your particular organization, with sensitivity, confidentiality and creativity.

Green Commitment

The LWA family is genuinely concerned with our environment and we believe even the smallest actions can have a great impact. We strive to reduce our energy consumption in our day to day operations, in any way possible. This includes reducing, recycling, reusing, and bicycle commuting.

Recycle: In the past 15 years we have recycled over 1450 kg of paper. Going beyond our office building’s recycling services, our office staff take the extra steps to take materials such as printer ink cartridges, batteries, plastics, etc. to the appropriate recycling locations.
Reuse | Reduce: We aim to reduce paper consumption by communicating electronically whenever possible and by printing on both sides of paper before recycling. Any confidential information is shredded before recycling.
Bike or Transit to Work: LWA staff members make an active effort to reduce gas emissions on our planet. Many of our staff choose to bike or take public transit to work on a regular basis. Our Bike to Work Week team, “The Accounting Cyclers”, has landed in the top 10 Lower Mainland organizations in our size category for many years now.

From left to right: Derik Wenman, Redmar Atsma, Lucas Socio.