Our client is a company that works in the field of manufacturing and machining of aeronautical parts. They no longer claimed the SR&ED credits since 2012 because the claims were rejected.
The projects did not meet the CRA’s eligibility criteria. Our client was even advised by some manufacturers who work in this field to not make any more requests because the CRA will automatically be audited and reject the credit claim.
Trainings were given to engineers to better understand the SR&ED program. We then defined the axis of research and presentation of the future project to qualitatively meet the eligibility criteria of the CRA.
The claims report was no longer presented as a project to manufacture complex aeronautical parts, but rather as a technological process involving the development of new design concepts, which calls into question certain principles generally used in current practice.
Our vision on the project and our methodology were well received by our client because it was secured by the fact that the project is defined according to a technological axis rather than simple manufacturing of complex parts.
The advice provided as well as the strategy adopted to define the axis of research, presentation of projects and structure the claim, allowed our client to meet the requirements of the CRA and therefore all projects and expenses were accepted.