SR&ED Tax Credit Financing - 2 Things You Must Know
OVERVIEW – Information on Sred tax credit financing in Canada. Utilizing SR ED bridge loans is a cash flow effective way of speeding up recovery of your r&d capital investment
SRED Tax credit financing, even just the concept of SR ED loans to monetize your R&D capital investment can be a confusing scenario for Canadian businesses who take advantage of the most popular of Govt refund credits. So we're officially forgiving those who don't know the basics - and we'll fix that with some solid tips and info. Let's dig in.
Looking for a breath of fresh air in the SR&ED world? When it comes to financing and monetizing your claim 2 simple facts remain and we'll simplify that as follows:
1. If you have a sred claim it’s financeable for cash and working capital now
2.To finance a claim you need to have filed a claim, but not always!!
Your ability to monetize or cash flow a claim is in fact a superior way of generating additional working capital and cash flow now based on the value of your filing. We will add one technical point here, in that claims are generally financed at 70% LTV. LTV means ' loan to value ‘, so we are simply saying that for every one hundred thousand dollars of sred claim filing you can generate seventy thousand dollars via a short term sred bridge loan .
We can expand on that point a bit to ensure you are well informed. After filing a claim it is clear you are in a ‘waiting mode ' for your claim to be analyzed, potentially audited, and then of course waiting for the proverbial government cheque - shall we say ' it's in the mail ‘!
With Ottawa backing your non repayable cheque you of course have the assurance funds will come, but you just don't know when!
We recommend that if you have filed a claim that you investigate the ability to finance that claim now.
Why wouldn't you consider a financing option to accelerate cash flow and start using those funds now?
Uses of funds under SR&ED financing are totally within your control. We see clients utilize SR&ED loans to further invest in even more R&D, i.e. next years claim! or you can choose to reduce payables, invest in additional equipment or business assets, etc.
In a small handful of cases we meet with firms who have a tax liability to Ottawa or the province re source deductions, HST, etc. If you work with a trusted, credible, and experienced Sr&Ed finance advisor you can structure your financing to ensure that you're past due remittances are taken care of during the sred financing process. No firm wants to be in the governments bad books re past due government super priority issues.
The actual SR&ED financing process should be treated by yourself as any other business financing - we try and actually make the case its easier in some cases, because the actual asset behind the sred loan is the sred claim itself, so even if you think your firm might not qualify for financing for other forms of traditional borrowing your probably qualify for the sred - why?? Because you have a sred claim as an asset that's verifiable!
Given that billions of dollars are refunded under the SR&ED refundable tax credit you want to ensure you're getting your share - no argument about that. SR&ED loans simply speed up that process. Yes you can wait for funds, which may take a couple months or the better part of a year - if you can’t wait consider financing your Sr&Ed claim via a short term sred loan which is collateralized against your filing.
We strongly recommend you have a professional filing prepared, by your accountant or sred consultant (there are many) - this will significantly positively impact your ability to finance your claim.
Looking for a great cash flow and working capital strategy around that R&D capital investment - Monetize your tax credit. No new debt is on your balance sheet, as it is offset by your sred asset that is in fact a monetizable account receivable. Seek out and speak to a trusted credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor who can assist you with your claim financing.
Stan Prokop - founder of 7 Park Avenue Financial –
Originating business financing for Canadian companies , specializing in working capital, cash flow, asset based financing . In business 10 years - Completed in excess of 100 Million $$ of financing for Canadian corporations . Core competancies include receivables financing, asset based lending, working capital, equipment finance, franchise finance and tax credit financing. Info & Contact Details :
7 Park Avenue Financial
2910 South Sheridan Way
Direct Line = 416 319 5769
Office = 905 829 2653
' Canadian Business Financing with the intelligent use of experience '
Stan has had a successful career with some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.
Prior to founding 7 Park Avenue Financial in 2004 his employers over the last 25 years were, ASHLAND OIL, ( 1977-1980) DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, ( 1980-1990) ) CABLE & WIRELESS PLC,( 1991 -1993) ) AND HEWLETT PACKARD ( 1994-2004 ) He is an expert in Canadian Business Financing.
Stan has over 40 years of business and finance executive experience. He has been recognized as a credit/financial executive for three of the largest technology companies in the world; Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment and Cable & Wireless. Stan has had in depth, hands on experience in assessing and evaluating thousands of companies that are seeking financing and expansion. He has been instrumental in helping many companies progress through every phase of financing, mergers & acquisitions, sales and marketing and human resources. Stan has worked with startups and public corporations and has many times established the financial wherewithal of organizations before approving millions of dollars of financing facilities and instruments on behalf of his employers.