FAQs & Resources


The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program is the largest single source of government support for innovation funding in Canada. Administered by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the program's mandate is to stimulate R&D by quickly and consistently delivering these incentives to companies that carry out eligible work. SR&ED tax credit claims provide companies with refunds or tax credits based on their eligible SR&ED expenditures, making a positive impact on the bottom line. Tax credits may be able to reduce your tax liability in the current, prior, or future years.
An SR&ED claim must be filed within 18 months of an organization’s fiscal year end. This means that an organization may also be able to file a return for the previous year to capture additional eligible amounts.
Successful Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit claims provide companies with combined federal and provincial program cash refunds or tax credits. In British Columbia, for example, it can be as high as 64.3%. Please contact us to learn more as the rates can vary from corporation to corporation and province to province.
Yes. This is why it is so important to get it right the first time.
A number of different types of expenditures qualify as SR&ED expenditures as follows: - Salaries for those directly involved in SR&ED eligible work - Subcontractor costs for directly involved SR&ED eligible work - Material costs required to achieve your technological advancement(s)


Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) SR&ED Information:

NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP):

Review of Federal Support to Research and Development (Jenkins Panel Recommendations):