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British Columbia Film Tax Incentives

The Thompson-Nicola region is in the Distant Regional Locations Zone

There are 3 filming zones in BC

  1. Vancouver Studio Zone
  1. Nearby Regional Location Zone - outside Vancouver - Lower Mainland / Fraser Valley
  1. Distant Regional Location Zone - Interior BC and Vancouver Island

Service productions (foreign) can receive 40% tax refund on BC labour when filming in BC’s interior “Distant’ locations.

Eligible service productions filming in a Distant Region, can apply for additional 12% (6% Regional Tax Credit and 6% Distant Location Tax Credit) on top of the 28% Basic Tax Credit for total of 40% on BC labour.

Add digital animation or visual effects while filming, and there’s an additional 16% D.A.V.E. Tax Credit, pro rated, for a total of 56% on BC labour.

BC productions (domestic) can receive 53.5% tax refund on BC labour. Additional 18.5% (12.5% Regional Tax Credit and 6% Distant Location Tax Credit) added to the 35% Basic Tax Credit on BC labour.

Plus there’s a 17.5% D.A.V.E. Tax Credit, pro rated, for a total of 71%.

 

Federal Film Tax Credit for service and Canadian productions is 16% and 25% respectively.

For more information and assistance, go to www.CreativeBC.com.

BC Film Tax Credits

Maximum Value 

 Film Incentive BC (Domestic)

 Basic

35%

 D.A.V.E. Tax Credit: pro-rated

 Digital Animation & Visual Effects

17.5 %

 Nearby Regional Location

+ 12.5 %

 Distant Regional Location

+ 6 %

(18.5% Regional Total)

 TOTAL ON BC LABOUR

53.5%

 Production Services Film Tax Credits (foreign)

 Basic

33 %

 D.A.V.E. Tax Credit: pro-rated

 Digital Animation & Visual Effects

16 %

 Nearby Regional Location

+6 %

 Distant Regional Location

+6 % 

(12% Regional Total)

BC Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit

Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit

17.5%

Canadian Federal Film Tax Credits

 

Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (domestic)

25 %

Federal Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (foreign)

16 %

 
June, 2020