40% Tax Incentives!

When you film on Vancouver Island, you can take advantage of attractive tax credit schemes from both Federal and Provincial Governments.

Brief Overview of the Film Incentive BC Program (FIBC)

  • 28% of qualified BC labour expenditures – basic PSTC tax credit (35% domestic)
  • Plus 6% of qualified BC labour expenditures – regional tax credit (12.5% domestic)
  • Plus 6% of qualified BC labour expenditures – distant regional tax credit
  • Plus 17.5% tax credit for digital animation or visual effects when you post in BC

Other Programs include:

Digital Animation or Visual Effects Tax Credit (DAVE)

*For a detailed description and eligibility criteria of the Provincial tax credits, go to Creative BC or contact by phone (604-736-7997) or email .

Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO)

Plus 16% of Canadian Labour Costs
The Canadian Federal Government’s Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC) is primarily for foreign production and is 16% of Canadian labour costs.

For more information on Canadian federal tax credits click here.
Phone: 888-433-2200 or 613-946-7600

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