'PRODUCTION SERVICES' Tax Credits

  • Stable, reliable & financeable through CFC
  • 100% refundable - no brokering required

'PRODUCTION SERVICES' Tax Credits

  • No annual funding caps
  • No caps per Production
  • No salary caps
  • No sunset clauses or expiry dates

'PRODUCTION SERVICES' Tax Credits

  • No 'minimum spend in Canada' test
  • No Canadian filming/shooting days required
    -Both 'Post-Production-only'&'VFX-only' costs are eligible

'PRODUCTION SERVICES' Tax Credits

  • No Canadian 'cultural' tests
  • Non-Canadian entity can hold copyright

Canadian Content tax credits

  • Stable, reliable and bankable
  • 100% refundable - no brokering required

This weekend marks the start of the 2nd annual Canadian International Television Festival.  The festival runs from November 14-23rd, 2014 at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox.
To learn more about the festival, click here.
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Canada Film Capital and EP Canada continue to be proud sponsors of Planet in Focus, which held its 15th Annual Environmental Film Festival last weekend in Toronto.  Planet in Focus is an environmental media arts organization dedicated to producing and promoting environmental films.  Congratulations on yet another fantastic festival!
To learn more about Planet in Focus, or to make a donation, click here.
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On October 25th, Canada Film Capital and EP Canada were once again proud to sponsor the Directors Guild of Canada Awards.  Congratulations to all the winners!
Check out all the winners here.
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The new Canada-India Treaty Co-Production agreement came into effect on July 1, 2014. This agreement allows producers in both countries to share their financial, creative and technical resources, and access the incentives offered in both countries. India is the 54th country with whom Canada has an official treaty co-production agreement.
 
Read more here.
Read the agreement here
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On June 4, 2014, Quebec announced it will be reducing its film and television tax credits by 20 %.
 
Quebec’s Production Services Tax Credit program will be affected as follows:
  • Base tax credit will reduce to 20 % of eligible production expenses incurred by an eligible corporation in Qu├ębec from 25 %.
  • Special effects and computer animation (VFX) tax credit will reduce to 16 % of eligible costs from 20 %.

Quebec’s ‘Canadian Content’ credits will also be reduced by 20 %.  Please go to the ‘Learn About Tax Incentives’ page on CFC’s website to learn more.

Eligible productions will qualify for the higher tax credit rates if:
- the approval certificate was filed with SODEC by June 4, 2014, OR
- the approval certificate was NOT filed with SODEC by June 4, but the work on the production is “sufficiently advanced” by June 4, 2014 and the applications are submitted by August 31, 2014.
 
For all other eligible productions, the new, reduced tax credit rates will apply if:
- the approval certificate application was NOT filed with SODEC by June 4, 2014, and the work on the production is not “sufficiently advanced” by June 4, 2014, OR
- the applications are filed after August 31, 2014.
 
 To read more about these changes, click here
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