March 8, 2013

Tech Companies Not the Only Players in the Innovation Field

Think traditional companies are losing the innovation race? Think again. The Globe and Mail recently published an article, Traditional Companies Getting in on the Innovation Push by Tavia Grant that explores how traditional companies are making a comeback in the innovation realm. In January, The Boston Consulting Group released their report outlining the Top 50 Read more…

February 26, 2013

Do Small Firms Receive Too Much From The SR&ED Tax Credit Program?

Last month, The Financial Post published an article in the Comment section that caused quite a stir in the SR&ED tax credit community. In Too Much Support for Small R&D, John Lester discusses his belief that the, “35% enhanced Scientific Research and Experimental Development credit available to smaller firms fails to deliver a net benefit Read more…

February 11, 2013

CRA Announces Launch of FPAP Pilot Project for SR&ED in Canada

In their effort to streamline the SR&ED tax credit program, the CRA has announced the Formal Pre-approval Process (FPAP) Pilot Project. The FPAP pilot is set for release in the spring of 2013, and is being launched with the hopes of improving predictability of SR&ED outcomes. Find out more about the FPAP Pilot Project at the CRA website. Read more…

February 11, 2013

Mark Your Calendars: Business Innovation Summit 2013

A few months ago members of BeneFACT Consulting Group, along with others in the innovation community, filled out the Centre for Business Innovation Survey on Innovation Performance and Business Competitiveness. The results of this survey will be discussed at the Business Innovation Summit 2013: Innovation for the Corporation, February 19th and 20th at the Fairmont Royal Read more…

December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays from All of Us at BeneFACT Consulting Group!

We would like to take a moment to wish all our BeneFACT friends and family “Happy Holidays” and all the best in the New Year! Please note our offices will be CLOSED on the following days: December 25 December 26 January 1

July 18, 2012

Flaherty’s Decision to Cut SR&ED Tax Credit, Just Wrong!

Jeffrey MacIntosh a Toronto Stock Exchange professor of capital markets at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto said it well in his recent article in the Financial Post. “Ill Advised” is what MacIntosh called it, arguing that many of the 20,000 CCPCs taking advantage of the SR&ED tax credit are early-stage firms that reside Read more…

May 8, 2012

Contingency Fees – Are They Really A Problem?

Since the release of the 2012 Federal Budget on March 29, 2012, there has been a lot of talk about the concerns regarding contingency fees charged by SR&ED consultants. The government is concerned these so called contingency fees are weakening the benefits of the SR&ED tax incentive. Are they really that big of a problem? Read more…

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