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Overview of the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Edmonton

Join us as we welcome presenters from the CRA SR&ED program to chat about the program and provide more insight on the requirements and steps in beng a successful applicant for the program.

Topics include:

  • What the program offers and the basic requirements
  • Research and Technology Aspects
    • Definition of SR&ED
    • Determining eligibility –Steps 1 and 2
  • Financial Aspects
    • Traditional versus proxy method
    • Allowable, deductible and qualified expenditures
    • Tax credit calculation
  • Preparing the Claim – Form T661
  • Free Services and Tools


Mr. Nagu Yaddanapudi has more than fifteen years of industrial experience working in product and process development, project management, and business development. He has worked in the areas of medical devices, fuel cells, and MEMS products. Nagu has been with the CRA’s SR&ED program as a Research and Technology Advisor for more than five years and holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MBA.

Ms. Donna Abel has been with the CRA for almost 14 years, starting in small and medium business audit in London and Edmonton. She also worked as a business intelligence analyst for 5 years prior to joining the SR&ED program in the summer of 2018 as a Financial Reviewer. She has a degree in Administrative and Commercial Studies specializing in finance from the University of Western Ontario.

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