Important SR&ED Alert: The CRA's new consolidated SR&ED policy more restrictive than previous policies: May create significant issues for claimants, particularly for IT/software claims
January 20, 2014

The CRA is applying their consolidated policy to all claims under review, not just to claims filed since the release of this policy.  The result for some firms filing on the basis of their previous understanding of the CRA's expectations is significant challenges in their current reviews, not only about what is eligible but also in terms of how a claim must be substantiated.  

Please go to this URL to access the CRA's consolidated policy:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/txcrdt/sred-rsde/clmng/srdfrmspblctns-eng.html#N10227   

For CATA’s comments on the consolidated policy, please go to this URL:

http://www.cata.ca/Media_and_Events/Press_Releases/cata_pr02011302.html   

For additional comment on the CRA’s new documentation requirements and their implications, please view our educational videos at:

http://youtu.be/jdYA9H-hjhE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stgI0bb8ObA

++ Join CATA’s SR&ED Tax & Finance guidance conversations at this URL:
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