Sample PSTC Calculator

Motion Picture Tax Credits


PSTC/FIBC Application Fees: Payment Options

Did you know that Creative BC now accepts fee payment via e-transfer? See our updated Payment Options for PSTC and FIBC applications.   Creative BC continues to accept payment via cheque, money order, direct deposit, or wire transfer as well. See PSTC Fee...

FIBC Tax Credits: Initial Licensing

Are you planning your next Canadian content film? Be sure to know the initial licensing rule.   Under Film Incentive BC, for productions that are not treaty co-productions or interprovincial co-productions, the initial licensing of the commercial exploitation of the...

Please note that these samples are for demonstration purposes only and is not an official tax credit estimate. For animated productions that start key animation after June 26, 2015, the regional and distant tax credits are subject to a different calculation method than that indicated in the calculator below. If you have any questions about your calculation, or if you have a unique situation, please contact one of our staff and we’ll be happy to assist you.

When principal photography starts after September 30, 2016

Provincial tax credits and a foreign service production


BC net labour incurred by production company


BC net labour directly attributable to digital animation, VFX or post-production activities


Total principal photography (PP) days in BC (TD)


Total PP outside of Vancouver (RD)


Total PP days in Distant Location (DD)


PSTC Basic

A x 28%
$ 0.00

PSTC Regional

D/C x A x 6%
$ 0.00

PSTC Distant Location Regional

E/C x A x 6%
$ 0.00

DAVE - 16%

B x 16%
$ 0.00

Total provincial tax credits

F + G + H + I
$ 0.00

Federal tax credit


Net Canadian labour

A - J
$ 0.00

Total federal tax credit

K x 16%
$ 0.00

Total provincial and federal tax credits

J + L
$ 0.00