Columbus Discovers America

A little over a year ago my partner and I attended a meeting during which CRA’s Research Technology Advisor attempted to describe eligibility for the benefit of our client. He used the analogy of Columbus setting out for America in 1492. If that were being claimed today we would have to consider the claim in …

Software Eligibility for SR&ED

Of the estimated 20,000 claims for SR&ED submitted in 2017 (Source: Amy Siu – Pacific Region Assistant Director – SR&ED for CRA), fully 50% were for software, and at least 95% represented claims for “Experimental Development”. Presumably most of the eligible work was done by engineers using standard engineering techniques. Companies considering claiming SR&ED are …