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Wheat farmers can claim 17 per cent SR&ED credit on their 2018 taxes

Wheat farmers paying the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) check-off are eligible for a tax credit through the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program for their investment in AWC funded research and development (R&D) projects. The rate for the 2018 tax year is 17 per cent.

AWC-funded research focuses on genetic and agronomic improvements aimed at improving the long-term profitability of Alberta’s wheat producers.

The federal SR&ED program encourages R&D investment through tax-based incentives, giving claimants tax credits for their expenditures on eligible R&D work. The tax credit percentage is based on the amount invested in R&D that meets the criteria laid out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Farm individuals should use form T2038 (IND) to claim this credit when filing their taxes while farm corporations must use form T2SCH31.

For more information, contact the Canada Revenue Agency directly, or visit the CRA website.

Producers who have requested a refund of their check-off are not eligible for the tax credit.

For more information, please contact:
Syeda Khurram
CFO and HR Director
Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions

Media contact:
Victoria Decker
Communications Manager
Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions