SR&ED Tax Credits:
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The Canadian government offers billions of dollars yearly to encourage Research and Development in more than 65 industries.

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    What Is SR&ED Tax Credit?

    The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive, often referred to as sred tax credits, is a beacon of support from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that fuels Research & Development endeavors across Canada. This program annually allocates over $3 billion, promoting systematic investigation and advancements in science and technology across diverse sectors. 

    What Benefits Can Your Company Gain From The SR&ED Program?

    ● Claim a deduction against income.

    ● Earn an investment tax credit (ITC) that you can apply against your income tax payable. The Federal Credit rate oscillates between 15% and 35%.

    ● Benefit from complimentary government funding provided by provinces, augmenting the potential for refundable tax credit benefits.

    ● SR&ED can be the catalyst for your next big breakthrough!

    How Can Your Company Qualify
    For The SR&ED Tax Incentive?

    ● Be a for-profit company based in Canada.

    ● Participate in basic research, aiming for technological advancement.

    ● Participate in applied research.

    ● Engage in experimental development.

    What Are The Eligible Expenses For The SR&ED Tax Credit?

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      Paid to technical employees directly performing SR&ED activities.

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      Located within Canada for SR&ED projects.

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      Consumed during testing, contributing to SR&ED expenditures.

    Our Steps For A Better SR&ED Claim

      Contract Signature

      Begin your SR&ED journey with us.

      Kick Off

      Meet with the SR&ED consultant for gathering information on-site or virtually.

      Technical Review

      Assess eligibility & expenses for each project. Continuous communication with a consultant as part of the preparation.

      Claim Preparation

      Write technical reports and analyze financial data. Then your claim is sent to your accountant for submission to the Government authorities.


      In case of an audit, our team prepares and advises you (tax and/or scientific audit).


      Track claims submitted until final payment of tax credits by requesting authorization to your company.

    Why Opt For Leyton As Your SR&ED Advisor?

    At Leyton, we’ve created a unique method to help you navigate the complexities of SR&ED across all of Canada, from British Columbia to Ontario to Quebec. We offer expert advice to a wide range of businesses, from large corporations to small startups, seeking to claim SR&ED tax credits. In addition to ensuring your claims follow the rules, we also provide support during reviews of SR&ED tax incentives.
    With over 25 years of experience, our SR&ED team is more than just consultants:


    Proficient in the technical aspects of your industry

    A consultant’s deep industry knowledge ensures accurate identification of eligible R&D activities for precise claim submissions.



    SR&ED consultants streamline the complex documentation process, freeing you to focus on core business activities.


    Expert strategists in optimizing your claim

    Strategic structuring of the claim by a seasoned consultant highlights innovation and maximizes potential tax credits through compelling storytelling.


    Pioneers for future success

    Consultants not only secure credits but also provide insights that shape future strategies and innovation for long-term success.


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    All you need to know about SR&ED Tax Credit

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    What work is eligible for SR&ED Tax Credit? keyboard_arrow_down keyboard_arrow_up

    To be eligible for SR&ED Tax Credit in Canada, your work must be performed within the country and satisfy these two criteria:
    The work should aim to advance scientific knowledge or achieve a technological advancement.
    The work must involve a systematic investigation or exploration in a scientific or technological field, conducted through experimentation or analysis.

    How long will it take to get my claim? keyboard_arrow_down keyboard_arrow_up

    Your SR&ED claim will undergo processing within 60 calendar days from the moment we receive both your completed claim and your income tax return for the respective year.
    For refundable claims chosen for review, the process is generally completed within 180 calendar days from the date we receive your complete claim.

    Does it increase my chance of an audit? keyboard_arrow_down keyboard_arrow_up

    Filing for the SR&ED Tax Credit does not inherently raise the likelihood of an audit. However, whenever you make changes or amendments to your tax returns, there is a marginal increase in the audit probability. What truly matters is having a proficient team with audit defense expertise to support and safeguard your interests.

    Why is the technical report important? keyboard_arrow_down keyboard_arrow_up

    This report outlines Research & Development (R&D) activities and their associated expenses. The core of the R&D Tax Credit lies in linking financial costs to technical research activities. This connection is the foundation for claiming the credit on tax returns. Without this link, the credit is invalid, and this is where Leyton’s technical report plays a vital role.

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