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British Columbia Digital Animation or Visual Effects (DAVE) Tax Credit

Description: The DAVE Tax Credit Program provides refundable tax credits on a corporation's digital animation or visual effects activities that qualify for the basic film and television tax credit or the production services tax credit.

Funding Details: The DAVE Tax Credit Program includes two tax credits:
1. DAVE tax credit (Film and Television Tax Credit Program), and
2. DAVE production services tax credit (Production Services Tax Credit Program).

The DAVE tax credit rate and the DAVE production services tax credit rate are equal to 17.5%.

Eligible Expenditures: Labour expenditures directly attributable to DAVE activities.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Production is eligible for, and your corporation has claimed, the basic film and television tax credit and the basic production services tax credit
  • Principal photography of the production begins after March 31, 2003
  • Production consists of DAVE activities as discussed below
  • DAVE activities are created primarily with digital technology
  • DAVE expenditure is a BC labour expenditure incurred after December 31, 2002.

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How NorthBridge Will Assist With the British Columbia DAVE Tax Credit and Other Funding Programs

NorthBridge has over 20 years of experience assisting companies with government funding programs. We will:

  • Listen and discuss past, present and future project activities.
  • Research and identify the appropriate and optimal government grant, tax incentive, loans, as well as private financing opportunities.
  • Take a hands-on approach to the application process and address relevant program objectives and criteria.
  • Become an in-house project manager for all types of government funding.
  • Interview the key employees and ask specific questions in order to make the right funding decisions.
  • Assist in writing the application and preparing all supporting documentation.
  • Assist with government reporting requirements.

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