Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program

Important notice

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program is returning to normal activities. We are starting to contact claimants by phone to advance reviews to allow new and remaining claims to be processed. Currently, most claims are being processed and refunds issued in a timely manner. If you are receiving the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, please see What’s new – SR&ED Program to understand how this wage subsidy might impact your future SR&ED claim.

For more information on tax and benefits measures to help support Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic, go to Changes to taxes and benefits: CRA and COVID-19.

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

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Contact us if you have any SR&ED questions.

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