Venbridge Insights: CRA Is Doing Fewer SR&ED Reviews, But It’s Not All Good News

Reading time: 3 Minutes Since 2015, the number of SR&ED claimant reviews conducted by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has dropped by 22.2%, from 4,369 reviews in 2015 to 3,400 in 2018. The reviews are both technical and financial; they are conducted by a Research and Technology Advisor and/or Financial Reviewer from the CRA. Quebec and … Read more

Venbridge Announces New Informational SR&ED Financing Website Launch

Making SR&ED Financing Easier To Understand TORONTO (Feb. 15, 2018) — Venbridge, a leading Canadian provider of SR&ED financing & venture debt financing, announced this morning the launch of its educational website at https://sredfinancing.com/. The brand-new website features a streamlined and simplified approach to teach visitors about SR&ED financing. The site will provide a complete set … Read more

Partner Feature: Is Canadian Innovation in Decline?

Is Canadian Innovation in Decline? According to the 2017 Global Innovation Index (GII), which measures how innovative over 130 countries are, Canada has fallen from 15th place in 2016, to 18th place in 2017.1 The Global Innovation Index acknowledges that “Canada excels in ease of starting a business and quality of scientific publications, while its political, regulatory and business environment … Read more

What is recurring revenue financing?

What is recurring revenue financing? ‘Recurring revenue’ refers to the portion of a business’s revenue that is most predictable, stable, and likely to continue. Typically recurring revenue is either services revenue or revenue that clients pay for software as a service (SaaS).  SaaS companies have historically required significant up-front cash to build and deliver the … Read more

Partner Feature: Should you go consultant free for SR&ED

DIY SR&ED: Money-saver or potential disaster? Preparing an SR&ED tax incentive claim without the assistance of a consultant may appeal to many claimants. There are many RTAs (Research and Technology Advisors at the CRA) that will encourage “do-it-yourself” (DIY) SR&ED claims. Consultant-Free SR&ED: The Benefits More money for innovation Everyone gets to know SR&ED The … Read more

Partner Feature: SR&ED Outside of Canada – Part 3

The treatment of salaries and wages for employees performing Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) outside Canada is a vital aspect of filling claims. What salaries and wages are eligible for employees performing SR&ED work outside of Canada? Are there any? SREDucation’s insightful blog post discusses The treatment of salaries and wages carrying on SR&ED … Read more

Partner Feature: SR&ED Outside of Canada – Part 2

We are pleased to present part two of our featured partner’s post on SR&ED Outside Canada below. Our wonderful friends at The InGenuity Group have a fabulous blog (sreducation.ca) with unlimited SR&ED resources.  This week we’d like to feature part two of their series on SR&ED Outside of Canada. Please visit sreducation.ca for more details on the … Read more

Partner Feature: SR&ED Outside of Canada

Our wonderful friends at The InGenuity Group have a fabulous blog (sreducation.ca) with unlimited SR&ED resources. This week we’d like to feature one of their latest posts on SR&ED Outside of Canada.  Can you file for SR&ED for work performed outside of Canada? Globalization of the workforce means that Scientific Research and Experimental Development  (SR&ED) … Read more

How to Hire a Stellar SR&ED Consultant

Hiring a good SR&ED consultant is not as easy is you think it is. You shouldn’t, I repeat SHOULD NOT, just google it, pick the one at the top of the list, and go with it. The Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program is a pretty a complex program that requires competence and … Read more

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