Farmers who contribute pulse check-off dollars to the Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers (MPSG) and are in good standing with the association are eligible to claim a federal tax credit through the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program. Check-off dollars that have been refunded by MPSG do not qualify for this tax credit. The tax credit is based on the amount of check-off MPSG invests in research and development that meet specific criteria set out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
For the 2018 tax year, 40.05% of the Manitoba pulse check-off qualifies for the SR&ED tax credit.
MPSG has put together separate Corporation and Individual (sole proprietor) SR&ED information packages that are available for download.