Take your R&D further with
Systems Canada, the experts in SR&ED tax credits
Why work with Systems Canada?
Step 1: Free consultation
First, Systems Canada sits down with any potential client to assess their projects, the potential claims and the work that will be required to bring the claims to fruition. We have a frank discussion about the issues and options to enable the client to make a decision as to how to proceed.
Step 2: Knowledge transfer
Systems Canada meets with key personnel to discuss and collect technical and financial details regarding eligible work. We provide information on other technology related tax credits and other potential financing opportunities, where feasible.
Step 3: Strategy development
Systems Canada assesses the information from the knowledge transfer and develops a claim strategy. We also provide recommendations on tracking and documentation methods, as appropriate, to increase the viability of your claims.
Step 4: Claim preparation
Systems Canada drafts technical reports covering all relevant material. As appropriate, we seek out secondary information and consult with highly-specialized external experts to strengthen the claim. We advise you or your accountants on preparing the technical portions of the financial documentation.
Step 5: Quality assurance
We go through several rounds of edits and an internal review process to ensure every claim is solid and complete from a governmental perspective.
Step 6: Client approval
We undertake a review process of the claim with you and we seek your final approval prior to submission.
Step 7: Claim submission
We work with your accountant to prepare the necessary tax schedules and file your claim.
Step 8*: Scientific audit preparation
*(as required, following notice)
Recognizing that scientific audits may occur once memories are hazy or key employees have moved on, Systems Canada reports cover all critical information. We also prepare your staff on how to respond to the auditors needs and we are present during the audit to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Our results-oriented services ensure our clients receive the maximum benefit from the R&D tax credit claim for the least consulting cost. Systems Canada will not take on an assignment unless we are convinced the projects qualify and the client’s return warrants our cost and their effort.
Professionalism, dedication, and integrity: critical for the trust and confidence found in the long-term relationships with our clients and partners.
Systems Canada was founded in 1973 as an independent software and hardware systems consulting firm.
R&D tax credit consulting was added to the Systems Canada portfolio in 1989 as a consequence of being approached by Revenue Canada to evaluate submissions for R&D tax credits.
Systems Canada is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec.