Basic SR&ED Refund Calculator
Last Update: August 28, 2018.
This calculator is meant to provide a quick, unofficial look at how much your business could potentially recover using the SR&ED program. We built it to give your company an easy way to get an idea of what SR&ED could offer so you can gauge if pursuing a claim is in your best interest.
This is by no means a complete or accurate calculation. There are a few assumptions that are made & limitations:
- Your fiscal year end is December 31st.
- Specified employees are not treated separately from unspecified employees.
- No distinction is made between materials consumed and materials transformed.
- In years where provincial tax credit rates change, the percentage has been pro-rated.
- Capital Expenditures are excluded, even in provinces that still offer this incentive.
- Additional top-ups dependent on specific contracts with research institutions have been excluded.
- Expenditure limits and business size are not accounted for.
Despite these limitations, we hope you will find this helpful when determining whether it’s worth pursuing this tax credit.
Advanced SR&ED Refund Calculator
This calculator is designed for consultants and advanced users who need to provide estimates, but don’t want to input all the variables into their accounting software. This calculator:
- Allows users to select their exact fiscal year end,
- Incorporates Contract Payments,
- Calculates the federal SR&ED expenditure limit,
- Calculates the provincial expenditure limit,
- Incorporates labour costs incurred outside of the province but within Canada,
- Allows users to waive the ORDTC if desired (Ontario only),
- Calculates the SR&ED tax credits for large CCPCs (previously only for small CCPC),
- Calculates the SR&ED tax credits for non-CCPCs,
- Calculates the refundable and non-refundable portions of the SR&ED tax credits for large CCPCs,
- Calculates the refundable and non-refundable portions of the SR&ED tax credits for non-CCPCs.