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Apply for the Saskatchewan Manufacturing and Processing Exporter Tax Incentive

Overview

The Manufacturing and Processing (M&P) Exporter Tax Incentives provide non-refundable tax credits to eligible corporations that expand the number of M&P-related full time employees above the number that were employed in 2014. Eligible businesses are those that derive at least 25% of revenues from the export to the rest of Canada or internationally of their manufactured goods each year and that:

  • "manufacture or process" goods for sale as defined in the federal Income Tax Act; or
  • are principally involved in the commercial development of "new economy" products for export, including interactive digital media products and creative industry products.

The M&P Exporter Tax Incentive will also provide non-refundable tax credits to eligible corporations that expand the number of their full-time employees who primarily conduct activities that are typically considered to be "head office" functions. This portion of the incentive will offer an eligible business non-refundable tax credits equal to $10,000 in respect of each incremental full-time "head office" employee for each of the 2015 through 2019 taxation years.

M&P Exporter Incentives Eligibility

Eligible corporations are those that are primarily engaged in manufacturing and processing, or undertaking creative industry activities at a facility in Saskatchewan and at least 25% of revenues of that activity are generated through export.

Hiring Incentive

The hiring incentive offers an eligible business non-refundable tax credits equal to $3,000 in respect of each incremental full-time employee for each of the 2015 through 2019 taxation years.

Head Office Incentive

Eligible corporations must have an office located in Saskatchewan where at least 10 employees with a current payroll of at least $1,000,000 are performing at least five of nine prescribed head office functions. Prescribed head office functions include strategic planning, corporate communications, taxation, legal, marketing, finance, human resources, information technology, and procurement.

A head office expansion will only qualify for the incentive if incremental staffing equals the greater of 10 new employees and a 20% increase over the 2014 base level of employment. A new "head office" will only qualify if it consists of a minimum of 10 employees performing the designated head office functions with a payroll exceeding $1,000,000.

Corporations applying for a Certificate of Eligibility for the head office incentive must have reached the growth threshold in order to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.

The M&P Exporter Tax Incentive Information Bulletin contains valuable information on eligibility and what employees qualify in specific situations.

Please read the information bulletin carefully before applying for the credit.

How to Apply

To apply for an M&P Exporter Tax Incentive:

1. Complete a Certificate of Eligibility Application.

2. Apply to the Ministry of Trade and Export Development for a Certificate of Eligibility. Include a copy of the base year (2014) T4 Salaries and Wages Summary as submitted to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). If you are an eligible corporation utilizing the deeming provision, include a copy of:

  • The base year (2014) T4 Salaries and Wages Summary for each associated corporation of the corporate group; and
  • The base year (2014) T2 Corporation Income Tax Return Schedule 9 - Related and Associated Corporations.

3. If your corporation meets the initial eligibility criteria, Trade and Export Development will issue a Certificate of Eligibility that will establish the base year (2014) employment levels.

4. File the current year corporation income tax return with CRA.

5. Once the current year corporation income tax return has been assessed and a T2 Notice of Assessment from CRA has been received, complete an M&P Exporter Tax Credit Claim Form and submit it to the Ministry of Finance. Include a copy of the:

  • Certificate of Eligibility as issued by the Ministry of Trade and Export Development;
  • Current year T4 Salaries and Wages Summary as submitted to CRA;
  • Current year T2 Corporation Income Tax Return;
  • Current year Notice of Assessment or Reassessment; and
  • Current year financial statements as presented to shareholders.

    If you are an eligible corporation utilizing the deeming provision, include a copy of:

  • T4 Salaries and Wages Summary for each associated corporation of the corporate group; and
  • The T2 Corporation Income Tax Return Schedule 9 - Related and Associated Corporations.

    A claim form will need to be submitted for each eligible year.

6. The Ministry of Finance will verify the claim form and provide:

  • A rebate calculated in accordance with program legislation; or
  • A written notice indicating that the corporation is not entitled to the rebate and the reasons for the determination.

Saskatchewan Manufacturing and Processing Exporter Certificate of Eligibility Applications can be mailed to:

Ministry of Trade and Export Development
M&P Exporter Tax Credit Program
1000, 2103-11th Ave
REGINA SK S4P 3Z8

Manufacturing and Processing Exporter Tax Incentive Claim Forms can be mailed to:

Ministry of Finance
Revenue Division
Po Box 200
REGINA SK  S4P 1Z6

Apply

Application for Saskatchewan Manufacturing and Processing Exporter Tax Incentive Certificate of Eligibility

Download the Application

Claim form for Saskatchewan Manufacturing and Processing Exporter Tax Incentive

Download the Claim Form

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