Barley farmers who pay the Alberta Barley check-off are eligible for a 13 per cent tax credit through the Scientific Research & Experimental Development Fund (SR&ED) program for their investment in barley research and development (R&D) projects. For example, farmers who paid $100 in check-off to Alberta Barley in 2019 would earn $13 in tax credit.
The federal SR&ED program encourages R&D investment through tax-based incentives, giving claimants tax credits for their expenditures on eligible R&D work. The tax credit percentage is based on the amount invested in R&D that meets the criteria laid out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
For more information, contact the Canada Revenue Agency directly, or visit the CRA website.
Farmers who have requested a refund of their check-off are not eligible for the tax credit.
Source: Alberta Barley