Innovative funding for Innovators

Whether you're new to the SR&ED tax credit program or a repeat applicant, our goal is to enhance your experience and maximize your benefits with our Capital-as-a-Service platform.

Optimize your SR&ED refunds, with Easly.

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Our mission is to provide funding that suits the needs of Canada's innovative
companies: simple, predictable, non-dilutive capital, delivered on an on-going basis.

Streamlined application

Streamlined application process and management platform that simplifies how companies access their incentives.

Accelerated funding

Accelerated funding timeline that begins at least a year sooner than a lump sum payment from the government.

Predictable installments

Predictable quarterly installments allow companies to better manage their cash flow and confidently plan their long-term budgets.

Competitive pricing

Competitive pricing makes Easly an affordable and integral part of a diverse capital stack.

SR&ED OVERVIEW

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive program

Each year, the SR&ED program provides more than $3 billion in tax incentives to over 20,000 claimants, of which 75% are small businesses. If your company is conducting R&D in Canada, you may be eligible to receive significant tax refunds from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) on all SR&ED eligible expenditures, including salaries, subcontractor fees and consumables.

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What is SR&ED eligible?

To qualify, there must be a scientific or technological uncertainty involved in achieving an objective. SR&ED work falls into one of these three categories:

  • Basic research - work undertaken for the advancement of scientific knowledge without a specific practical application in view.
  • Applied research - work undertaken for the advancement of scientific knowledge with a specific practical application in view.
  • Applied research - work undertaken for the advancement of scientific knowledge with a specific practical application in view.

HOW IT WORKS

Developed with you in mind.

Whether you're new to the SR&ED tax credit program or a repeat applicant, our goal is to enhance your experience and maximize your benefits with our Capital-as-a-Service platform.

Optimize your SR&ED refunds, with Easly

Get Started

Join Easly today

Through our easy to use customer portal, companies can qualify their credit profile and tax credit eligibility. There is no cost to apply.

Get your first advance

We aim to approve applications within a week and once approved, we provide your first advance within 72 hours.

Receive quarterly advances

At the end of every quarter, update us on additional SR&ED-eligible activities performed. Receive additional advances based on the increase.

Submit your year-end taxes

At the end of the year, complete your taxes, including the SR&ED program claim. We get repaid directly from the CRA SR&ED refund.

Read what our customers say

Dom Kwong

Easly has been very good to us. They give us financial options at a rate and frequency that small technology companies absolutely need. I appreciate the online process a lot – being able to just upload financial documents is really, really convenient. We now use Easly quarterly draws as part of our financial model. It’s not about survival; it’s about strategy.

Dom Kwong · CTO & Founder, Damon Motorcycles

Martin Kratky-Katz

Easly played a critical role in our ability to keep the company’s finances healthy. Their funds helped bridge us from survival to product-market fit, and it’s difficult to envision us having the success we’re seeing today without Easly. They’re definitely our first call if we choose to go down the R&D financing path again.

Martin Kratky-Katz · CEO, Blockthrough

Tristan Lehari

We initially went with Easly because they had the most competitive rates by far. Even more compelling though ended up being the transparent and streamlined process that just made sense. The communication was smooth and I always felt certain about the outcome. I’d recommend them to anyone planning to file for a SR&ED refund.

Tristan Lehari · CEO, TritonWear