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The essential SR&ED guide for businesses

By Canada’s Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit Experts.

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What are SR&ED tax credits?

Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) is a Canadian government tax credit program aimed at encouraging businesses of all sizes to conduct R&D to develop new — or improve existing — methods, processes, services and products. SR&ED Tax Credits provide non-dilutive growth funding to eligible Canadian businesses to offset the cost of innovation.

What can you recover?

Up to 73% of eligible R&D expenses (depending on your province) may be refunded from CRA. Eligible expenditures include salaries, sub-contractor fees and materials.

innovation knows no bounds

Innovation knows no bounds

A lot of people think that SR&ED is carried out in laboratories by people in white coats but that is not the case. Businesses across many different fields/industries qualify for the SR&ED program. However, the nature of the R&D work you do is more relevant than your business sector when determining eligibility for the program.

Estimated returns

Maximum Eligible Return Rates

*Total Refundable and Non refundable amounts vary from province to province.


Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (Most tech start-ups fall in this category).


Businesses controlled by non Canadian residents or controlled by public corporations.

Salaries 73% 38%
Sub Contractor Fees 37% 22%
Materials consumed or transformed 42% 28%
Refundable ITC’s *Quebec offers 14% refundable credits
You could be eligible for $400k


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You could be eligible for $400k.

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Steven Uster, CEO

Steven Uster, CEO


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