The Scientific Research & Experimental Development Program (SR&ED) is designed by the CRA to provide refundable tax credits to businesses performing research and development work in Canada.
Businesses in any industry can apply for the SR&ED tax credit if their research and development (R&D) projects have encountered scientific or technological challenges that routine solutions could not solve.
It’s important to note that your company doesn’t have to be lab-based or employ scientists in order to qualify for the SR&ED. Eligibility is based on the following criteria:
1. Your business has expenses related to technological advancement or scientific knowledge
2. These expenses are going towards improving existing solutions or creating new solutions because there is not enough knowledge in that field currently
3. The technological advancement or scientific knowledge your businesses is improving needs to be in the following fields: engineering, design, operations research, mathematical analysis, computer programming, data collection, testing, or psychological research
If you're eligible for SR&ED, your business will receive a cash refund that allows up to 64% of eligible R&D expenses, which includes employee salaries.
For example, if your business conducted an R&D project with three employees with a combined $150,000 in salary, an approved SR&ED claim at 64% of their salaries would entitle you to a $96,000 cash refund.
Under the SR&ED program, companies can also claim for sub-contractors and materials.
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