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How long will it take to process my claim?

The CRA has four service standards for processing SR&ED claims within specified time frames from receipt of a complete claim. Target results achieved for 2005-2006 are as follows:

Claim typeCRA Target - meet these standards at least 90% of the time2005-2006 Results - percent of filings processed within time frame
Current-year refundable120 days92%
Current-year non-refundable365 days95%
Claimant-requested refundable adjustment240 days94%
Claimant-requested non-refundable adjustment365 days94%

Reference: CRA SR&ED Service Standards