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Quebec tax credit for CRM and ERP – Deadline January 1st 2020!

Quebec tax credit for CRM and ERP – Deadline January 1st 2020!

IMPORTANT: Get in touch with us quickly, as the discussion regarding your project must start before January 1st 2020 in order for you to be eligible for the tax credit!

 

Contact us so we can accompany you in this process.

Tax Credit from Investissement Quebec for implementation of CRM and ERP in SMBs

 

Investissement Quebec is offering a tax credit of up to 50,000 $ for the implementation, modification or integration of a CRM or ERP system.

 

In summary:

  • For businesses with a paid-up capital of less than 50 million dollars.
  • Tax credit covers 20% of eligible expenditures related to an IT integration contract.
  • Eligible expenditures correspond to 80% of the costs associated with an IT integration contract.
  • The maximum amount of the tax credit is 50,000 $ (for a project of 312,000 $, of which 80%, or 250,000 $, is eligible).
  • For IT contracts of which negotiations began before January 1, 2020.

 

Link to the Website of Investissement Quebec:

https://www.investquebec.com/quebec/en/financial-products/smbs-and-large-corporations/tax-credits/tax-credit-for-the-integration-of-IT-in-SMBs.html

 

PDF file from Investissement Quebec:

https://www.investquebec.com/Documents/qc/FichesDetaillees/FTCTIM_en.pdf

 

Information from the Website of Investissement Quebec:

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Tax Credit for the Integration of IT in SMBs

This tax measure encourages Québec SMBs to integrate IT into their business processes. Eligible corporations can obtain a refundable tax credit.

 

Details of Tax Assistance

This refundable tax credit covers 20% of eligible expenditures related to a qualified IT integration contract. The total amount of the credit is limited to $50,000 for the duration of the credit.

 

The tax credit is reduced linearly where the paid-up capital of the corporation and any associated corporations exceeds $35 million but is less than $50 million. The corporation may not receive the tax credit if its paid-up capital is $50 million or more.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Businesses

A corporation (or a partnership of which it is a member) that has an establishment in Québec and carries on mainly activities (more than 50%) in an eligible sector is eligible for this tax measure.

 

Eligible sectors(1)

  • Primary sector
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale trade
  • Retail trade

(1)  Eligible sectors are grouped together under specific North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes established by Statistics Canada. Sectors identified by the following NAICS codes are eligible: primary – NAICS 11-21; manufacturing – NAICS 31-33; wholesale trade – NAICS 41 and retail trade – NAICS 44-45.

 

Qualified IT Integration Contract

A qualified IT integration contract means a written agreement that satisfies the following conditions.

 

Assessment

The contract is related to a preliminary analysis carried out by or for the corporation or partnership for the purpose of setting out a plan describing its needs in order to gain access to a computer system infrastructure allowing for the use of a management software package to optimize its business processes.

 

Subcontractor at Arm’s Length

An IT integration contract must be entered into with a person at arm’s length with the corporation or partnership, under which that person undertakes to supply a qualified management software package.

 

Supply of a Qualified Management Software Package

The supply of a qualified management software package means one or more of the following activities:

  • the sale or leasing of a management software package or an 
  • open-source management software package, or of usage rights for such property, that mainly enables management of one or more of the following:
    • all of the operational processes of a business by integrating all of the functions of the business [integrated management (ERP) software package];
    • the interactions of a business with its customers through multiple interconnected communication channels [customer relationship management (CRM) software package];
    • a network of businesses involved in the production of a product or service required by the final customer to cover all movements of information, from the source to the point of consumption [supply chain management (SCM) software package];
  • the delivery of services relating to the development, integration (installation and implementation), reconfiguration and evolution of a software package described above;
  • the delivery of services required to support and train the personnel of the business and resolve bugs in relation to the integration of a software package described above in the business;
  • the sale or leasing of general-purpose electronic data processing equipment and related system software, including ancillary data processing equipment, and of the application software required as part of the integration of the software package described above in the business, or of usage rights of such property.

 

Eligible Expenditures Related to the Supply of a Qualified Management Software Package

Eligible expenditures correspond to 80% of the costs associated with a qualified IT integration contract. The cumulative total of all eligible expenditures must not exceed $250,000 ($312,500 x 80%).

 

Special Requirements

To be entitled to the tax credit, your corporation or partnership must apply to Investissement Québec for certification of the qualified IT integration contract pertaining to the supply of a qualified management software package.

 

Eligibility Period and Duration

The eligible corporation may claim the tax credit for expenditures related to a qualified IT integration contract in regard to which negotiations began before January 1, 2020. The IT contract negotiations must have begun after March 26, 2015 for corporations in the primary and manufacturing sectors, and after March 17, 2016 for corporations in the wholesale and retail trade sectors.

 

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