In response to Economic Action Plan 2012, the CRA has announced the following steps to improve the predictability of the outcome of SR&ED claims:
- Conduct a pilot project on a formal pre-approval process (FPAP) in spring of 2013;
- Enhance the on-line eligibility self-assessment tool (ESAT);
- Improve the Notice of Objection process by hiring additional scientific staff who can perform more specialized reviews; and
- Work collaboratively with industry representatives to address emerging issues.