About CloudTax

Taxes made easy, even if it’s your first time

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Nimalan Balachandran

Founder & CEO of CloudTax

We believe that a simple tax return, which typically does not take a lot of time to prepare, should not have a high price point. That is when Nimalan Balachandran, Founder & CEO of CloudTax, an income tax filing platform, certified by the Canada Revenue Agency, decided to build a software that allows simple tax filers to file their taxes from home.


His goal was to bring his passion for technology and assisting Canadians in minimizing their taxes together, by building new software that allows Canadian residents to file simple taxes on their own. Moreover, Balachandran wanted to give back to Canada, which allowed newcomers like himself to pursue his passion and provide opportunities for growth.


Due to rapid changes in tax rules, it is quite hard for an average Canadian to be aware of their rights and the tax advantages that are available to utilize. CloudTax strives for the best customer service and offers live chat and phone support. For ease of filing, CloudTax will provide opportunities for taxpayers to connect with local tax experts, if they require personal assistance, at an affordable price.


Balachandran was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka and immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of 17, due to the Tsunami that affected Sri Lanka in December of 2004. While pursuing postsecondary education in Finance and Accounting at Seneca College, Balachandran began working at the Canada Revenue Agency. His role as a Tax Payer Service Agent at CRA and subsequent employment as a Financial Advisor at Sun Life Financial lead Balachandran to start his own tax preparation business. He sought great personal and professional satisfaction from working with all types of clients to improve the ease of the filing process and to help them maximally utilize available tax benefits.

Meet the Team

Arani Tharmalingam, Chief Operating Officer
Arani Tharmalingam

Chief Operating Officer

Senthil Kannan, Chief Technology Officer
Senthil Kannan

Chief Technology Officer

Shan Velusamy
Senior Back End Developer
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Pallavi Iyer

Senior Tax Associate


Amit Desai

Senior Full-Stack Developer


Gowry Vijeashanth

Quality Assurance Analyst