A look at SR&ED in 2018 and beyond

Some background and context The SR&ED tax credit program has been in existence since 1985. The Budget Papers published in 1985 stated that the purpose of the program was to keep Canadian businesses

Published on: January 4th, 2018 Brian Cookson

SR&ED and the law of unintended consequences

By Francis Moran  Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit program is undoubtedly one of the most popular industrial incentive schemes around. Shortened to SR&ED and usually referred to as “Shred,” the program provides

Published on: December 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

Ottawa tech acceletor stumbled on early-stage financing – OCRI chief

By Francis Moran In Part 1 we spoke with Bruce Lazenby, who is less than three months into his new job as president and CEO of OCRI. These days, the only constant is change

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Francis Moran

Tax credits, funding available to Ontario digital content developers

Digital content developers, who've survived the economic turmoil of past 18 months, may sense the storm is calming, and a ray of sunlight peeking through the clouds.And maybe even a rainbow leading to

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Canadian video game makers find new, creative ways of making money

If the traditional method of making a buck on video game sales is like producing a blockbuster movie hit, then the new models of making money are more like selling TV episodes over

Published on: October 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Ontario video game makers call for tax credit reforms

Ontario video game developers are welcoming a new report's recommendation for an improved tax credit system – even if there is some skepticism the government will act quickly to make it happen.The province

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Brian Jackson