The CRA has announced updates to the guidelines for resolving claimants’ SR&ED concerns. They say they used stakeholder feedback to come up with the changes in a way that would streamline the administrative review process’ “timeliness and consistency”.
Here’s the exact text of their overview of the changes:
Reason for revision
The changes made to the guidelines address feedback received from stakeholders to improve the timeliness and consistency of the administrative review process for resolving claimants’ SR&ED concerns.
- Implementation of the request for an Administrative Review Form RC532 (PDF, 128 KB) that claimants must complete to request an administrative review.
- Implementation of a National SR&ED Administrative Review Intake Centre that will receive and catalogue all requests for administrative reviews, and forward each request to the appropriate tax services office.
- Wording in the guidelines has been revised for clarity.
The text of this document has been revised to reflect these changes, see Appendix A: Explanation of changes.
The full guidelines for resolving claimants’ SR&ED concerns is readable on the CRA’s website. Do you feel that they have clarified the wording, as they say, and that the changes could benefit you and other SR&ED claimants? Let’s discuss this. Feel free to leave your opinion in a comment.