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Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Workshop

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join ventureLAB and MNP to learn about an innovative government tax credit program

MNP in collaboration with ventureLAB, will be hosting an interactive workshop for entrepreneurs to learn more about SR&ED tax incentives. There are a number of Government Tax Incentive Programs available for Canadian businesses, one of the most significant is the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED). So join us and our expert, Neha Tiku – SR&ED Leader, Ontario Region at MNP to learn more.

What are SR&ED Tax Credits?

Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) is a Canadian government tax credit program aimed at encouraging businesses of all sizes to conduct R&D to develop new – or improve existing – methods, processes, services and products.

In this session you will:

  • Gain an overview of the new eligibility policy that was released by the CRA.
  • Learn an overview of the SR&ED program and understand how you can improve the net benefit to your company while meeting the compliance requirements in an efficient manner.
  • Understand the parameters and requirements for SR&ED claims.
  • Meet with experts who can work closely with you and your team to file accurate, clear claims.

Agenda:

12:00 PM – 12:05 PM: Welcome & introductions

12:05 PM – 12:45 PM: “Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED)” lead by Neha Tiku – Regional SRED Leader.

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM: Q&A

Interested in a one-on-one meeting with MNP? Express your interest on the registration form for this event, and we will work with you to set up a meeting.

SESSION FACILITATOR

Neha Tiku – SR&ED Leader, Ontario Region, MNP

Neha Tiku is the SR&ED Practice Leader for the GTA region of MNP. Located in MNP’s Markham office, Neha has over 19 years of experience providing tax solutions to her clients in the healthcare, life sciences & biotechnology, information technology, manufacturing, and food & beverage sectors.

Neha works closely consulting with clients at every stage of the process in order to make tax strategic recommendations and identifying potential SR&ED opportunities. Neha’s ability to resolve complex or unusual tax-related issues makes her an asset when structuring client SR&ED activities to maximize the R&D tax credits. Neha has been involved with claims in the hundreds of million dollar range for large public companies. Notably she has worked to amend prior SR&ED filings in order to secure her client double the cash refund as well as tax credits for future filings.

Neha graduated from McMaster University with a B.Sc.Hon. She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and has completed Levels I, II and III of the CICA In-depth Tax Course, as well as the Advanced Tax courses for Corporate Reorganizations and Advanced International Tax. With an extensive portfolio of work ranging from roles as Director of Tax and Treasury for a multimillion dollar international software development company to owning her own SR&ED practice, Neha has distinguished herself as a leader in her industry.

About ventureLAB

ventureLAB is a leading technology hub that supports tech entrepreneurs and small businesses. Located in York Region, Canada’s densest technology cluster, ventureLAB has supported over 2,000 entrepreneurs in a region that is home to over 4,300 technology companies and 65,000 tech jobs. ventureLAB operates a 50,000 square-foot innovation hub that is home to over 45 tech companies and innovation partners. At ventureLAB, we support tech entrepreneurs through programs focused on capital, talent, and technology to grow and scale their businesses locally, nationally, and globally.

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