SR&ED Education and Resources

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Welcome to the most comprehensive website on the Canadian Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program. 

What is SR&ED?

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program is a federal tax incentive program designed to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development (R&D) in Canada. Each year, the SR&ED program provides over $3 billion in tax incentives to over 20,000 claimants. Of these, about 75% are small businesses.

Many businesses confuse innovation with SR&ED – but the policies that govern SR&ED are very strict. If you believe SR&ED and innovation are the same, you may be in for a surprise! 

Don’t make a costly mistake learn more about the SR&ED program. 

The Comprehensive Guide to SR&ED​

(…also known as the most comprehensive, interactive resource and guide to SR&ED.)

This interactive guide contains detailed information and step-by-step instructions to help you navigate the complex world of the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit—an incredibly generous incentive program that gives out upwards of $3.1 billion per year to innovative Canadian companies.

Conversations, Hiring Policies, Human Resources, Discussing SR&ED

Let’s be honest: This is a challenging tax credit. We have everything you need to know about the SR&ED Tax Incentive Program.

2016 Canadian federal budget R&D funding

How can the SR&ED program improve your bottom line? Use our online calculator to determine how much you could receive in tax credits.

Comprehensive Guide to SR&ED SREDucation

Need a little support navigating the SR&ED program? We can help with our Comprehensive Guide to SR&ED.  Last Update: June 2018 

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Properly tracking time spent by employees on SR&ED and non-SR&ED work is essential for any successful SR&ED claim; however, what method is most successful for time tracking? Ensuring your SR&ED claim is supported by contemporaneous documentation Read more…