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Creative BC Launches a New PSTC Pre-certification Process

Aug 20, 2019 | Motion Picture Tax Credits

2019 PSTC Pre-Certification Process

Motion Picture Tax Credits Application in B.C.

In consultation with government and industry stakeholders, Creative BC is today sharing preliminary information regarding the anticipated implementation of the new PSTC pre-certification and registration process.

The process change will go into effect on September 24, 2019. While the FIBC tax credit process already has two steps, pre-certification for PSTC applicants will now require a simple, new pre-certification form that generates a registration number for every project applicant.

We anticipate that early knowledge of planned production activity across the province will give Creative BC preliminary insight and aggregate information, based on which competitive insight, production volume forecasting and service preparation can be planned. This new step will give Creative BC and its partners across industry and government information with which to collaborate, enhance and sustain value delivery through Creative BC’s tax credit administration and film commission services.

For details, please visit the Tax Credit Program pages on our website. Thank you for your ongoing collaboration, the Creative BC team looks forward to enhancing our services.