Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program

Important notice

To ensure the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program continues to support businesses conducting research and development in Canada, we have improved our services and tools and simplified the information we provide to claimants so they can determine the eligibility of their work more easily.

For recent updates on matters that might impact your SR&ED claim, such as the new Guidelines on the Eligibility of Work for SR&ED Tax Incentives, go to What’s new – SR&ED Program.

Learn how to claim scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED) tax incentives and get information about our program.

Services and information

A summary of the SR&ED tax incentive and how it can benefit you.

Determine if your work qualifies for SR&ED tax incentives.

Claim SR&ED tax incentives
What you can claim, how to claim, required documents

Service standards
How long will it take to process your claim.

Policies, procedures, and guidelines
Eligibility of work, expenditures, calculation of tax credits, resolving claimants’ concerns

Services and tools
Pre-Claim Consultation, Pre-Claim Review, Self-Assessment and Learning Tool

The Outreach Program is an initiative that seeks to promote and educate potential claimants about the SR&ED tax incentive program.

Contact us
Contact us if you have any SR&ED questions.

What we are doing


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Testimonials from businesses like yours

Read stories about Canadian businesses that have benefitted from the SR&ED tax incentive program.

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Canadian Innovation Week

Celebrate Canadian innovation from May 16-20, 2022. Find out how to participate in events and share your innovation stories.

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SR&ED information seminars

Join our virtual seminars to learn about the claim process, eligibility criteria, the financial aspects, and more.

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