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Successful technology organizations are relentless in their quest to deliver cutting edge technology.  To achieve their goals and systematically overcome technological obstacles, organizations are forced to draw on experimentation and scientific analysis.  Efforts to improve the reliability, security and general functionality of products are often only made possible through investments in these areas.

A considerable portion of the costs associated with these activities qualify for tax credits or cash refunds under the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program.  Despite this technology companies of all sizes face several misconceptions about SR&ED eligible work.  Many organizations have been discouraged from participating or have simply failed to claim qualified work.  At ARCK we help eligible information technology companies uncover, claim and maximize their SR&ED tax credits.


Technical Advancement:

What did you do that was above and beyond standard knowledge within your field?


Technical Obstacles:

What was the obstacle that had to be overcome, or what was the concern that couldn’t be solved based on current industry knowledge? In other words, what were the challenges encountered?


Technical Content:
(Systematic Investigation)Is the work evident of investigation, experimentation, and/or analysis, by qualified personnel?

​Industries that Qualify for SR&ED

  • Aeronautics Aerospace
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Furniture Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing 
  • Paper & Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Tool and Dye
  • Transportation
  • Waste Management
Typical Unclaimed SR&ED Expenditures


  • Product (re)architecture to achieve incremental reductions in system latencies, memory footprint, resource utilization or processing times (e.g. batch processing)

  • Cross-platform development (e.g. iPhone, Blackberry, Android)

  • Development of advanced gaming or financial engines, platforms or frameworks

  • Implementation of data conversion and data mining tools

  • Adding multi-language support capabilities 

  • Advanced work with emulators

  • Improvements to security, reliability and scalability of applications

  • Integration with legacy systems or third party software

  • Providing interoperability between incompatible and/or stand-alone systems

  • Development of internal support and QA tools

  • IT consulting and client development projects

  • Advanced UI development work (e.g. to achieve think client-like experience in a web context)

Contact us for a FREE consultation and we will help you determine what's eligible. 

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