Tax & Finance Advocacy & Best Practices Portal Launched: for executives in charge of tax credits: TechNOW video channel will also add to best practice outreach
January 20, 2014

“The new Tax & Finance Advocacy & Best Practices Portal combined with our Social Media Network and Video Channel provides all the necessary tools and resources to facilitate collaboration and peer networking among Tax & Finance professionals and advanced technology companies.”

Ottawa, Ontario,  January 20, 2014 

Packed with practical features, the newly-launched Tax & Finance Advocacy & Best Practices Portal is set to serve as an important gateway for executives seeking access to and sharing of information on all matters relating to the fiscal regime with a special focus on the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program, a federal tax incentive program, administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

CATA’s Sr. VP of Advocacy, Tax & Finance, Russ Roberts, said, “The Portal offers much more than legislative briefings, and alerts; you can also post questions, flag issues for advocacy, seek guidance from experts and benefit from a library educational videos.”

Since its founding in 1977, CATAAlliance has served as a leading advocate for improvements to Canada's R&D tax credit system and as an educational resource to help companies better understand and take advantage of the program.

“CATA members are seeking a fiscal environment that better promotes the growth of Canadian investments in new and improved technologies to their full potential from the perspective of their firms and Canada,” noted CATA CEO, John Reid, adding, “CATA is proud to be the winning champion of the Innovation Nation and its core planks that will help lead us to number one in the globally interdependent economy.”

CATAAlliance will also to expand its interactive On Air Broadcasting with the launch of a new Tax & Finance Video Channel, co-hosted by Messrs. Reid and Roberts. 

Viewers are able to tune into this CATA Specialty Channels from anywhere in the world for live interviews with executives sharing their insights on topics affecting enterprise growth and innovation success.

Reid concluded, “We continue to expand both traditional and digital resources to strengthen opt in peer networks and information sharing to help our members save time and money and promote their competitiveness.”

CATAAlliance MEMO 

Engage with us on the CATAAlliance Social Media Group

Dear Private & Public Sector executives, Community Leaders & Students

CATAAlliance(, as Canada largest high tech association and recognized competitive innovation nation champion, has opened up its core Social Media Network on LinkedIn in order to enable you to benefit from and add to conversations on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.

8000 executives are currently on this Network all working together as the eyes and ears of what’s happening in our innovation community. Think of it as a collective with community members informing you about opportunities and risks.

Interested/? Then please join the moderated CATA Social Media Group at:

And then add to the current conversations, post your own questions, recommend research studies and white papers, tap into career opportunities and let us know about important events and services.

Thank you for your interest and engagement in advancing Canada as a competitive innovation nation.

Yours truly,

John Reid, CATAAlliance CEO