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Review this submission paper to learn about Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)’s position on the issue of contingency fees for third-party preparers of claims for the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Incentive Program.
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Many organizations hire accounting firms to help them navigate the complex criteria of the SR&ED program and prepare their claims. These organizations then pay the accounting firms a contingency fee, calculated as a percentage of the tax credit they receive. Concerns have been raised, however, that an excessive amount of government stimulus spending is being diverted to third-party consultants.
CPA Canada has responded with this submission paper to the federal Department of Finance that explains how and why contingency-based fees encourage more taxpayers to participate in the program and ultimately increase their SR&ED investments. As this document makes clear, these arrangements enhance the overall tax system’s fairness, effectiveness and efficiency, without significantly diverting an undue proportion of the government’s innovation funding.
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