Seminar: Learn How You Can Recover Up to 65% of Your R&D Expenses

The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program is Canada’s premier federal government R&D expense recovery program. It approves approx. 3 billion dollars of R&D funding from thousands of companies of various sizes and stages of development in different industries.

The SR&ED program tangibly supports companies who are developing IT/software products and services, including AI and blockchain.

This seminar will review what you need to know, what the eligibility criteria are, and how you can file an optimized and effective claim that can be approved. A case study will review the technology hurdles that one company faced and what their R&D activities and expenses were to overcome the obstacles and achieve progress.

This seminar will be of value to companies that have 3 or more developers involved in R&D.

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About our speaker

Mike Evans is Client Manager at Emergex SR&ED Consultants

Mike has held various senior sales and marketing roles in technology companies over the last 25 years. For the last six years, he has worked with Ontario based companies who wanted to learn more about the SR&ED program and needed help with well – written claims.

Mike Evans: mevans@emergex.com Oakville 905 849 3033 ext. 645 or cell 416 697 4110

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Seminar on the financial aspects of the SR&ED program (in French)

  • Is a bonus paid to a specified employee an eligible SR&ED expense?
  • Does your taxable income have an impact on the rate of the tax credits and on your eligibility for a refund?
  • Is the salary of an administrative project manager eligible as a SR&ED expense?
  • How do you structure a contract with a subcontractor or a client to make sure that it can be claimed for SR&ED
  • Is it necessary to own the intellectual property of the finished product to claim SR&ED?
  • Is work done outside Canada eligible for SR&ED?
  • Are SR&ED expenses that have yet to be paid eligible?
  • Can SR&ED tax credits be pre-financed?

If you don’t have the answer to all of those questions, you risk losing your full potential for tax credits.

This event will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 9 am to noon at Emergex’s head office.

Please note that this event is reserved for our clients and will be held in French. To reserve a spot, contact 514-765-3333 #260.

Because places are limited, Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

We hope to see you there.

Seminar on the technological aspects of the SR&ED program (in French)

  • Can you claim hours spent for project management, for training or for writing documentation as eligible SR&ED expenses?
  • Do you know how to define the start of a SR&ED project?
  • Must you absolutely use a timesheet system to claim SR&ED?
  • Can you claim work done by a subcontractor?
  • What tools can you use to simplify the collection of data to prepare your SR&ED claim?
  • Do you know what activities are eligible for the SR&ED program?
  • Do you know what your role is in SR&ED?
  • Do you know what inspectors expect?
  • Do you know if a technical resource can automatically be claim in SR&ED?

If you don’t have the answer to all of those questions, you risk losing your full potential for tax credits.

This event will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from 9 am to noon at Emergex’s head office.

Please note that this event is reserved for our clients and will be held in French. To reserve a spot, contact 514-765-3333 #260.

Because places are limited, reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Seminar on the financial aspects of the SR&ED program (in French)

  • Is a bonus paid to a specified employee an eligible SR&ED expense?
  • Does your taxable income have an impact on the rate of the tax credits and on your eligibility for a refund?
  • Is the salary of an administrative project manager eligible as a SR&ED expense?
  • How do you structure a contract with a subcontractor or a client to make sure that it can be claimed for SR&ED
  • Is it necessary to own the intellectual property of the finished product to claim SR&ED?
  • Is work done outside Canada eligible for SR&ED?
  • Are SR&ED expenses that have yet to be paid eligible?
  • Can SR&ED tax credits be pre-financed?

If you don’t have the answer to all of those questions, you risk losing your full potential for tax credits.

This event will be held on Wednesday, February 13th 2019, from 9 am to noon at Emergex’s head office.

Please note that this event is reserved for our clients and will be held in French. To reserve a spot, contact Stefania at 514-765-3333 #780.

Because places are limited, Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

We hope to see you there.

Seminar on the technological aspects of the SR&ED program (in French)

  • Can you claim hours spent for project management, for training or for writing documentation as eligible SR&ED expenses?
  • Do you know how to define the start of a SR&ED project?
  • Must you absolutely use a timesheet system to claim SR&ED?
  • Can you claim work done by a subcontractor?
  • What tools can you use to simplify the collection of data to prepare your SR&ED claim?
  • Do you know what activities are eligible for the SR&ED program?
  • Do you know what your role is in SR&ED?
  • Do you know what inspectors expect?
  • Do you know if a technical resource can automatically be claim in SR&ED?

If you don’t have the answer to all of those questions, you risk losing your full potential for tax credits.

This event will be held on Wednesday, January 30th 2018, from 9 am to noon at Emergex’s head office.

Please note that this event is reserved for our clients and will be held in French. To reserve a spot, contact Stefania at 514-765-3333 #780.

Because places are limited, reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Seminar on the technological aspects of the SR&ED program (in French)

  • Can you claim hours spent for project management, for training or for writing documentation as eligible SR&ED expenses?
  • Do you know how to define the start of a SR&ED project?
  • Must you absolutely use a timesheet system to claim SR&ED?
  • Can you claim work done by a subcontractor?
  • What tools can you use to simplify the collection of data to prepare your SR&ED claim?
  • Do you know what activities are eligible for the SR&ED program?
  • Do you know what your role is in SR&ED?
  • Do you know what inspectors expect?
  • Do you know if a technical resource can automatically be claim in SR&ED?

If you don’t have the answer to all of those questions, you risk losing your full potential for tax credits.

This event will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, from 9 am to noon at Emergex’s head office.

Please note that this event is reserved for our clients and will be held in French. To reserve a spot, contact Stefania at 514-765-3333 #780.

Because places are limited, reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Webinar: How to prevent, or else survive, a Revenue Canada audit of your SR&ED with Inno-Centre

On November 14, 2018, Pierre Savignac, CEO of Emergex SR&ED Consultants gave a webinar entitled “How to prevent, or else survive, an audit of your SR&ED tax credits by the CRA ?” in partnership with Inno-centre. The recording of this webinar is available below:

Establishing an R&D Team in Canada: Advantages for a Foreign Company

(Article published on March 2, 2016, on the website of YAD International)

Your head office is located outside Canada, and you are in the technology development business. Have you ever thought of setting up an R&D team in Canada? In addition to abundant local expertise and cutting-edge infrastructure, the federal and provincial governments provide very attractive tax incentives.

Are you in Europe, in Asia, or anywhere in the world, and think Canada is the land of winter and of igloos? Maybe, but it is also much more than that! It is one of the most advanced nations on the planet in terms of innovation, as well as research and development. The country considers such investments to be strategic for its competitiveness in the face of globalization. Results: over the last quarter century, Canada has brought in tax incentives to encourage R&D investments, supported by annual budgets of several billion dollars.

As Pierre Savignac, Founding CEO of Emergex SR&ED Consultants, puts it: “The largest industrial research assistance program in Canada is known as Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED). Quebec also has a program aimed specifically at information technology, and it is known as the Tax Credit for the Development of E-Business (CDAE). These two sources of public assistance are also available to foreign businesses.

The SR&ED program allows a foreign company established in Quebec to claim up to 35% of R&D employee salaries, versus up to 74% for a Quebec company. There’s also 18% of subcontractors’ fees that can be claimed (38% for a Quebec company). For the CDAE program, we can claim 30% of gross salaries, but the program covers a broader range of technical activities. It is thus possible and financially profitable for a foreign company to create an R&D team in Canada.

For French companies in particular, Quebec provides a variety of additional benefits. “We share a common language, a common culture, a similar legal system, as well as exclusive immigration agreements which facilitate employee movement from one side of the Atlantic to the other”, adds Pierre Savignac. The CEO of the firm which specializes in SR&ED, relates the cases of some of his French clients: “Labour laws  in Quebec are way more flexible than in France! Being able to correct a ‘hiring error’ by paying out just two weeks of severance pay creates a dynamic professional environment which fosters meritocracy and investment.”

Many Canadian and foreign companies are already enjoying these generous grants and subsidies. So, why not you? You must also be aware that firms such as Emergex SR&ED Consultants are experts in preparing SR&ED and CDAE claims and can thus guide and advise you in all your efforts.

Contact the experts at Emergex today for more information about these programs and their unique features!

Webinar: How to prevent, or else survive, a Revenue Canada audit of your SR&ED

Update: you have missed our webinar? Don’t panic! You can watch or re-watch it here:

Professional development workshop on the SR&ED program with expert advice on defending your R&D your tax credits in the event of an audit.

Come and find out how to prevent or (if it is too late) to prepare and survive a CRA audit of your SR&ED.

The speakers, Jean-François Djoufak, Ph. D. in Computer Science and SR&ED expert, along with Pierre Savignac, PMP and CEO of Emergex, will answer your questions:

  • How do you document and structure your SR&ED projects indirectly from your client projects
  • … while answering the 5 eligibility questions in Revenue Canada’s assessment process?
  • How do you present and simulate your projects for an audit in a way that satisfies the decision-making process of the inspectors?
  • How to survive increased scrutiny of time sheets, job profiles, subcontractors, etc., by Revenue Quebec?
  • What is the impact of recent rate cuts and the new $50,000 expense minimum in Quebec?
  • Can you survive an audit of your SR&ED? Yes, you can! Using real-life cases, we will show you that it is possible indeed!

Emergex SR&ED Subsidies is the R&D tax credit consulting firm most specialized in information technology.

Webinar: How to Optimize Your SR&ED Tax Credits?

Update: you have missed our webinar? Don’t panic! You can watch or re-watch it here:

Emergex, in partnership with Inno-centre, presents the webinar entitled: “How to Optimize Your SR&ED Tax Credits?”

Preview of the conference

  • Are you claiming all the R&D credits your company is entitled to?
  • What are best practices and strategies for SR-ED claims to maximize your reimbursement?
  • What are the most common mistakes? (type of compensation, outsourcing, profit vs. credit rates, optimization with other programs, etc.)
  • Do you proactively manage the audit risks by the CRA, and therefore potential cuts, in the current context of administrative and financial tightening of the program?

If you are not 100% convinced of your answers to these questions, do not miss this webinar with Pierre Savignac, CEO of Emergex SE&ED Consultants and partner of Inno-centre for over a decade, who will share with you his 20 years of experience in SRED!

Emergex SR&ED Consultants is a professional services firm specialized in the financing of technological companies through the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) and E-Business (CDAE) tax credits, the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) and other government assistance.

Since 30 years, Inno-centre offers consulting services to innovative SMEs at various stages of their development. Its team of over 80 advisors intervenes throughout Quebec from its offices in Montreal and Quebec City. It has been recognized as one of the most successful Canadian accelerators by a committee of venture capital specialists retained by Finance Canada, as part of the selection for the Canadian Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP).

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Testimonials

Louis Côté, Hint innovation

Louis Côté, Hint innovation

Allow me to tip my hat to Emergex for the tour de force that represents the technological description of our SR&ED projects, which I find of outstanding quality.