How much time and work would be required from our staff to support the preparation of any SR&ED claims?
This can be difficult to determine until we have had a chance to examine the specifics of your claim and how you capture & track your activities & expenses. We understand that your staff have limited time and availability, so we always try to minimize the amount of time they are involved by ensuring our meetings are conducted as efficiently as possible. At a minimum during a typical engagement we would need access to the key technical staff members, who were involved with the project(s) and have a fairly broad understanding of the objectives, challenges, activities and timeframes. Most of the time required would be for interviews to scope out & define the parameters of the potentially eligible projects, to obtain project details, clarification, etc. We will also need some of the technical staff’s time to assist in drafting and reviewing/editing the project descriptions, as they have the best first-hand knowledge of the issues. We may also need input from the financial & HR staff to obtain information on expenditures related to wages, contract payments, material purchases, any government assistance received, etc.