CATA Reaffirms Support For Impartially Administered Innovation Incentives

To ring in the new year, the key Canadian industry association CATAAlliance (Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, or CATA) reaffirmed its support for Canadian innovation by calling on the Federal government to bolster existing tax-based innovation incentive programs. Their release constitutes an update of policy positions. They argue that it is more important to fix systems…

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How Doctors Benefit From SR&ED Tax Credits

There are many doctors and medical companies, including clients of SR&ED Unlimited, that have successfully made Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) claims and received credits or refunds as part of this tax incentive program. Though the CRA always seems to be tightening up (or making more confusing) the criteria for what SR&ED claims they…

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Getting Back On Track With SR&ED

Now more than ever the CRA is cracking down on SR&ED claims. Even if you haven’t done anything wrong, they’re making it more difficult to claim SR&ED refunds and credits. To SR&ED applicants, the rules seem convoluted, vague, a cloud of grey zone uncertainty. Being one of those companies whose claim has been reduced or completely disqualified is pretty frustrating, and…

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Ontario 2016 Budget Reduces SR&ED Rewards

On February 25, the governing provincial Liberals announced the annual Ontario budget. With this budget comes a rate adjustment that will impact everybody who claims SR&ED tax credits, particularly for claims based in taxation years ending on or after June 1. Here are some of the highlights: 2% reduction in the Ontario Innovation Tax Credit…

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New Year’s Tip: Acceptance vs Eligibility

It’s a new year and it helps to go into it with a clear head. If you can get past one common point of confusion, then your 2015 could turn out that much brighter. Common misconception: Accepted as filed = SR&ED-eligible work Since the process of claiming SR&ED appears labyrinthine and frustrating to the layperson,…

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