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Exciting New Distant Region Tax Credit

Filming in British Columbia

There are 3 filming zones in BC and the Vancouver Island North Film Commission is in the Distant Locations Zone.

  1. Vancouver Studio Zone
  2. REGIONAL: Nearby Location Zone - immediately outside Vancouver, Fraser Valley area and east including Hope; north of Vancouver to include Whistler; and Victoria - the Capital District, Vancouver Island
  3. REGIONAL: Distant Location Zone- Vancouver Island North
    East of Hope; North of Whistler; all of Vancouver Island outside Greater Victoria - the Capital District

TAX CREDITS MAXIMUM VALUE
FILM INCENTIVE BC (Domestic)
Basic 35 %
Digital Animation & Visual Effects (D.A.V.E.) 16 %
Nearby Regional Locations Zone 12.5 %
Distant Regional Locations Zone (INfilm) 18.5 %
Training 30 %
BC PRODUCTION SERVICES TAX CREDITS
Basic 28 %
Digital Animation & Visual Effects 16%
Nearby Regional Locations Zone 6 %
Distant Regional Locations Zone (INfilm) 12 %
NEW BC INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA TAX CREDIT
Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit 17.5%
FEDERAL TAX CREDITS
Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit 25 %
Canada Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit 16 %

 

Tax Credits May be Stacked

BC Incentive: Federal 25% + Incentive BC 35% + Distant Location Tax Credit 18.5% = 78.5% Total Tax Credits   (+ D.A.V.E. 16%)

Services Production: Federal 16% + Basic 28% + Distant Location Tax Credit 12% = 56Total Tax Credits   (+ D.A.V.E. 16%)

Film Incentive BC / Domestic & Co-Productions:

53.5% of qualified BC Labour expenditures when filming more than 50% of project in the North Island region.

Production Services Tax Credits / Foreign

40% of qualified BC labour expenditures when filming more than 50% of project in the North Island region.

MORE INFORMATION

Creative BC
All BC Film Tax Incentives

2225 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC Canada V6K 2E4
1-604-730-2236 or bwong@creativebc.com
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
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