Canada: Consultation on R&E program, patent box regime

Comments due by 15 April 2024

Comments due by 15 April 2024

Finance on 31 January 2024 launched two consultations on potential cost-neutral changes to modernize and simplify Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program, and also possible ways to encourage the development and retention of intellectual property (IP) in Canada, including through the introduction of a “patent box” regime.

Comments are due by 15 April 2024.

Read a February 2024 report [PDF 228 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Canada


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