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18 December 2015

Explosion of CRA auditing of SR&ED applications: endless extension of processing times

The SR&ED credit program attracts many companies operating in various sectors, from IT through life sciences to manufacturing. Rather than accelerating the processing of inspections, which are becoming ever more numerous, by boosting its teams, the Canada Revenue Agency seems to have adopted a strategy of extending processing times. Is the CRA further removed from […]

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20 July 2015

Half of startups don’t take full advantage of government funding

A recent study reveals that almost half of startups don’t take full advantage of available government funding such as Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credits and Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), even though they allow companies to recuperate a large portion of the salaries invested in R&D. One of the reasons given for […]

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Symetris, finalist for the award of the « Coup de cœur TI » from public

The « » project developed by Symetris was nominated for the award of the « Coup de cœur TI » from the public. Emergex congratulates its client for this nomination in the Octas contest. Symetris implemented its project at the Montreal inc Foundation. The intranet is in the center of all actions of the […]

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Gestisoft and Musée de la civilisation de Québec win the OCTAS 2015 award for its project « Personal Customer Relationship Management »

Emergex is proud to highlight the performance of its client Gestisoft, an integrator of CRM solutions, for receiving the award for  best « Business Solution – Packages », at the 29th edition of the Octas contest on May 28th. Gestisoft was rewarded for its project « Personal Customer Relationship Management » for the Musée de la civilisation […]

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13 April 2015

25 times more notices of opposition in SR&ED than in 2007

In an article published in The Globe and Mail, we learn that the number of notices of opposition by tax payers claiming SR&ED credits has increased by a factor of 25 between 2007 and 2014. It is a direct result of measures to tighten the program started by the Canada Revenue Agency in 2008. The […]

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8 December 2014

The tumble of Quebec SR&ED credits in numbers

During his economic update of December 2, 2014, Finance minister Carlos Leitao announced a second wave of cuts to the Research and Development (R&D) program in 6 months. For the fiscal years beginning after December 2, the first $50,000 in eligible expenses incurred by businesses will now be excluded in calculating the credit. This threshold […]

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3 December 2014

New Quebec SR&ED cuts hit SMEs harder

Six months after his first budget, which weakened Quebec’s traditionally advantageous research and development (R&D) position, Minister Leitao has struck a second blow to the flagship economic and technological development program. This time around, it is SMEs that are taking the most direct hit. The government will in effect be establishing a minimum expenditure threshold […]

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17 July 2014


Not sure which government research and development program is right for you? This overview examines the key differences. If your company conducts research and development, you most likely have or will consider a number of government funding and tax credit programs. How do you assess which program is right for you? How do you determine […]

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5 June 2014

Couillard government cuts tax credits

Facing the prospects of a much larger deficit than anticipated, the Couillard government tabled its first budget on June 4, 2014. Given the realities of the current environment, it comes as no surprise at all that he announced major spending cuts, as he has to meet his balanced budget objective. Businesses will be particularly hard […]

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