SR&ED Investment Tax Credit
The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program is a federal government program that encourages research and development by providing tax-based incentives.
Benefits for Saskatchewan Wheat Producers
By using levy contributions to finance research and development work that benefits Saskatchewan wheat producers, Sask Wheat is able to participate in this program and distribute these tax-based incentives to producers.
The program gives registered wheat producers access to investment tax credits (by means of cash refunds and/or reduction to taxes payable) for their levy contributions that are spent on qualifying research.
For the crop year ending July 31, 2018, producers may claim 21.25% of their levy contributions as a qualifying SR&ED expenditure on their federal tax return.
In addition, farm corporations may also claim 18.11% of their levy contributions as a qualifying expenditure towards the Saskatchewan Research and Development Tax Credit program. This credit may be claimed by filing form T2SCH403.
Producers that have requested a refund of their levy are not eligible for either tax credit.
More information about the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive Program may be obtained from the Canada Revenue Agency:
More information about the Saskatchewan Research and Development Tax Credit is available from the Government of Saskatchewan:
Other Saskatchewan Crops
For information on the SR&ED tax credit for other Saskatchewan crops, please click on the links below: