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Motion Picture Tax Credits

B.C.’s motion picture industry in FY2019/20 is estimated by Creative BC at $3.6B and 411 productions, based on direct tax credit application knowledge.

Motion Picture Tax Credits

Creative BC is responsible for the administration of British Columbia’s motion picture tax credit programs for the Province of British Columbia. For more information on British Columbia’s tax credit process, eligibility requirements and timelines, select a program below: 

Programs

Production Services Tax Credit | PSTC

The Production Services Tax Credit is a labour based tax incentive that provides refundable tax credits to Canadian or international film and television production corporations that have incurred eligible labour costs in British Columbia.

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Film Incentive BC | FIBC

Film Incentive BC is a labour-based tax incentive that provides refundable tax credits to Canadian controlled production companies based on eligible BC labour costs.

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Apply Online

Access the online Tax Credit Application Portal

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PSTC Pre-Certification Form

Pre-requisite for PSTC – Apply within 60 days of 1st BC Labour. Apply through Creative BC’s online tax credit application portal

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Recent News

Creative BC Tax Credit Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Creative BC Tax Credits Team is working from home and this has not impacted our processing of tax credit applications.

However, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, Creative BC has amended some of our usual tax credits procedures and application requirements until further notice, as follows:

  • Creative BC continues to accept application fees by cheque mailed to our office. Please do not send cheques by courier as we arent there to accept delivery. Upon request, Creative BC can now accept electronic payment of application fees. Please contact taxteam@creativebc.com for details.
  • Affidavits need to be signed but notarization is not required.

Please note that for PSTC applications, the Pre-Certification registration process is still in place.

If you have general questions, please feel free to reach out to a member of our team.

Stay safe!

 

Motion Picture Tax Credit Reports

Annual economic and job contributions of the motion picture industry based on tax credit programs administered by Creative BC.

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