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Published: July 6, 2021

Last Updated: July 6, 2021

Lack of scientific process and documentation may result in an activity’s expenses being disqualified for a tax credit under the scientific research and experimental design incentive program. An activity in which you plan to claim a SRED tax credit should follow a scientific method and track hypotheses testing and results. In addition, experts knowledgeable in the field should be significantly involved in the research activity. When submitting an SRED claim or when planning to appeal a CRA decision, you should seek professional advice from an experienced Canadian tax litigation lawyer to clarify the Income Tax Act and relevant case law on your SRED tax issue.


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