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At Sutton Innovation we provide both tax and technical advice to clients to maximize their Research and Development claims and help them to prepare a successful CRA filing.

Interactive Digital Media Tax Credits

Our team of accountants and engineers prepare and file claims for eligible companies in the digital media industry. We assist businesses that specialize in gaming software, virtual reality products, augmented reality projects and other interactive digital media. Read more… 

SR&ED Tax Credits

Through the Scientific Research & Experimental Development program, Canada Revenue Agency provides tax credits to qualifying companies in the research and development sector to offset the costs of developing new technology and allow them to re-invest in future projects. Read more…

Interactive Digital Media Tax Credits

Our team of accountants and engineers prepare and file claims for eligible companies in the digital media industry. We assist businesses that specialize in gaming software, virtual reality products, augmented reality projects and other interactive digital media. Read more…

SR&ED Tax Credits

Through the Scientific Research & Experimental Development program, Canada Revenue Agency provides tax credits to qualifying companies in the research and development sector to offset the costs of developing new technology and allow them to re-invest in future projects. Read more…

Scientific Research and Experimental Development

Scientific Research and Experimental Development means systematic investigation or search that is carried out in a field of science or technology by means of experiment or analysis and that is:

A) BASIC RESEARCH
Namely, work undertaken for the advancement of scientific knowledge without a specific practical application in view,

B) APPLIED RESEARCH
Namely, work undertaken for the advancement of scientific knowledge with a specific practical application in view, or

C) EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT
Namely, work undertaken for the purpose of achieving technological advancement for the purpose of creating new, or improving existing, materials, devices, products or processes, including incremental improvements thereto,

D) WORK UNDERTAKEN BY OR ON BEHALF OF THE TAXPAYER
With respect to engineering, design, operations research, mathematical analysis, computer programming, data collection, testing or psychological research, where the work is commensurate with the needs, and directly in support, of work described in paragraph (a), (b), or (c) that is undertaken in Canada by or on behalf of the taxpayer

Scientific Research and Experimental Development means systematic investigation or search that is carried out in a field of science or technology by means of experiment or analysis and that is:

A) BASIC RESEARCH
Namely, work undertaken for the advancement of scientific knowledge without a specific practical application in view,

B) APPLIED RESEARCH
Namely, work undertaken for the advancement of scientific knowledge with a specific practical application in view, or

C) EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT
Namely, work undertaken for the purpose of achieving technological advancement for the purpose of creating new, or improving existing, materials, devices, products or processes, including incremental improvements thereto,

D) WORK UNDERTAKEN BY OR ON BEHALF OF THE TAXPAYER
With respect to engineering, design, operations research, mathematical analysis, computer programming, data collection, testing or psychological research, where the work is commensurate with the needs, and directly in support, of work described in paragraph (a), (b), or (c) that is undertaken in Canada by or on behalf of the taxpayer

But does not include work with respect to:

(E) Market research or sales promotion,
(F) Quality control or routine testing of materials, devices, products or processes,
(G) Research in the social sciences or the humanities,
(H) Prospecting, exploring or drilling for, or producing, minerals, petroleum or natural gas,
(I) the commercial production of a new or improved material, device or product or the commercial use of a new or improved process,
(J) style changes, or
(K) routine data collection; (activités de recherche scientifique et de développement expérimental)

But does not include work with respect to:

(E) Market research or sales promotion,
(F) Quality control or routine testing of materials, devices, products or processes,
(G) Research in the social sciences or the humanities,
(H) Prospecting, exploring or drilling for, or producing, minerals, petroleum or natural gas,
(I) the commercial production of a new or improved material, device or product or the commercial use of a new or improved process,
(J) style changes, or
(K) routine data collection; (activités de recherche scientifique et de développement expérimental)

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