Can I claim both a SR&ED tax credit and a IDMTC?

Both SR&ED (Scientific Research and Experimental Development) and IDMTC (Interactive Digital Media Tax Credits) can be claimed, provided there is no overlap between the costs. For example, labour costs claimed for OIDMTC are not eligible if you have already claimed SR&ED tax credits. Generally, the SR&ED credit is the best option if you have to choose, since it has a faster processing time and gives a larger refund. However, if you’re claiming an expense that hasn’t been 100% dedicated to SR&ED activities but has been 100% dedicated to IDMTC activities you may be better off claiming the cost through the IDMTC scheme.

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