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BC Film Industry Tax Incentives

Filming in British Columbia

There are 3 filming zones in BC.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is in the Distant Location Zone.

  1. Vancouver Studio Zone

  2. Regional - Nearby Location Zone -

  3. Regional: Distant Location Zone - Thompson-Nicola region

TAX CREDITS MAXIMUM VALUE
Film Incentive BC (Domestic)
Basic 35 %
Digital Animation & Visual Effects (D.A.V.E.) 17.5 %
Nearby Regional Locations Zone 12.5 %
Distant Regional Locations Zone (TNRD) 6 % (Additional on top of 12.5%)
Training 30 %

 

BC Production Services Tax Incentives

Basic 33 %   (Effective Oct 1, 2016 - 28%)
Digital Animation & Visual Effects 17.5 %
Nearby Regional Locations Zone 6 %
Distant Regional Locations Zone (TNRD) 6 % (Additional on top of 6%)

 

BC Digial Animation Visual Effects Tax Incentive
(applies throughout BC)

D.A.V.E. Credit 17.5% (Effective Oct 1, 2016 - 16%)

 

FEDERAL TAX INCENTIVES

Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit 25 %
Canada Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit 16 %

STACKING TAX CREDITS

FIBC/Domestic:

Provided maximum labour is claimed, 65.13% of qualified BC Labour expenditures when incentives are stacked. 

PTSC/Service:

Provided maximum labour is claimed, 50.8% of qualified BC labour expenditures when incentives are stacked.

 

MORE INFORMATION

Creative BC
All British Columbia Film Tax Incentives

2225 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada V6K 2E4
1-604-736-7997
www.creativebc.com

Canada Revenue Agency
The Canadian Film & Video Tax Credit or the Federal & Video Service Tax Credit

Film & Media Services Unit
Post Office Building
757 West Hastings St., 3rd Floor,
Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 1A1
1-604-666-7911
(website)


 
  • Association of Film Commisioners International