AQT Lunch & Learn: I survived the audit of my SR&ED claim by the CRA!


Pierre Savignac

CEO and Founder

Emergex SR&ED Consultants

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Jean-François Djoufak

SR&ED Technological Advisor

Emergex SR&ED Consultants

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Friday, May 26, 2017

12 h à 14 h

AQT office - Quebec City

Member 35$ + tx.
Non-member Excl. to tech members


This lunch and learn workshop will focus on the evolution of the government’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program with expert advice from Emergex SR&ED Consultants targeted at preventing audits and defending SR&ED tax credits in the event of one.

Emergex SR&ED Consultants is a consulting firm in R&D tax credit claims particularly specialized in the software and IT services industries.

Target Issues

  • SRED audits are more frequent, more challenging and more expensive than ever before
  • Contemporaneous documentation has become an unavoidable requirement
  • Compliance costs in proportion to the amounts claimed are growing
  • Following a refusal, companies have filed 25 times more notices of objection challenging CRA decisions, compared to 2007

Against this backdrop, how to prevent or (if it is too late) prepare and succeed in defending your SR & ED claim in the event of an examination by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) ?

Advice Offered

  • How to document and structure your SR-ED projects indirectly from your client projects
  • … while meeting the 5 eligibility questions in Revenue Canada’s assessment process
  • How to present and simulate your projects before an inspection so that it complies with the decision-making process of the CRA auditors
  • How to survive the increased scrutiny of time sheets, job profiles, subcontractors, etc., by Revenue Quebec
  • Presentation of real-life cases in IT proving that it is possible to prevent, or else survive, an audit of your SR&ED

Office of the AQT – Quebec City
900, boul. René-Lévesque, bureau 600
Quebec, QuebecG1R 2B5

AQT members

$35 + tx (Exclusive to tech members)*

*Limited places.

  • CEO, tech managers (CTO, dir. R&D)
  • 1 to 30 employees, 30 to 99 employees, 100+ employees

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