SR&ED Self-Assessment and Learning Tool

Date: November 30, 2021

The Self-Assessment and Learning Tool (SALT) helps you understand how to prepare to apply for Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentives.

The SALT helps you:

  • understand the definition of SR&ED
  • understand what kinds of work are considered SR&ED
  • understand if your project might include SR&ED work
  • estimate how much of your expenditures are considered SR&ED
  • estimate the investment tax credits that you might be eligible for


The tool does not save or transfer any information to the Canada Revenue Agency.

Detailed SR&ED eligibility requirements

You can find more information about eligible work and allowable expenditures here:

Previous version of the tool

Before November 2021, the SR&ED Self-Assessment and Learning Tool consisted of fillable PDF forms. It was updated to an online version to make it faster and easier to assess your eligibility. The PDF version of the tool should no longer be used since it will not receive any updates.

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