Monthly Archives: February 2014

Grants May Stifle Innovation for SMEs

In a recent article in the Financial Post, Julie Bond, a SR&ED tax consultant, opined that the recommendation in the Jenkins Report to reduce the refundability of SR&ED tax credits and to move towards a grants-based system will stifle innovation … Continue reading

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2014 Federal Budget Continues to Support Canadian R&D

While there was very little mention of the SR&ED program in the latest 2014 federal budget, the federal government announced that it will be investing $1.5 billion over the next 10 years through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, to … Continue reading

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First-Time Claimant Advisory Service

Select first-time SR&ED claimants will receive a free in-person First-Time Claimant Advisory Service (FTCAS) that provides an opportunity to meet with local CRA SR&ED staff at the claimant’s place of business. ┬áDuring these visits, CRA staff will provide claimants with … Continue reading

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