For businesses claiming the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) investment tax credit, a new federal tax measure needs to be considered to maximize this tax credit.
Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) is one of the federal government’s financial support programs to Canadian businesses. The purpose of CEWS is to help eligible employers keep or rehire employees. However, how does the CEWS affect SR&ED claims?
In CRA’s Guidance issued on February 19, 2021, the Department of Finance Canada has indicated that assistance received under the CEWS reduces the amount of remuneration expenses eligible for other federal tax credits calculated on the same remuneration.