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Nova Scotia Digital Media Tax Credit

Description: The Digital Media Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit for costs directly related to the development of interactive digital media products in Nova Scotia.

Funding Details: Tax credit amounts will be equal to the lesser of:

  • 50% of eligible Nova Scotia labour expenditures or;
  • 25% of total expenditures made in Nova Scotia.
A 10% geographic area bonus on labour expenditures (5% bonus on total expenditures) is available for products developed outside the Halifax Regional Municipality. Corporations may also be eligible to receive a credit on marketing and distribution expenditures to a maximum of $100,000 per product. These expenditures may be made outside the province.

Eligible Expenditures: A qualifying expenditure is defined as the sum of the following:
1. Eligible salaries
2. 65% of eligible remuneration
3. Marketing and distribution expenditures to a maximum of $100,000 per eligible product

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a taxable Canadian corporation;
  • Corporation must have a "permanent establishment" in Nova Scotia;
  • Must be interactive;
  • Primary purpose must be to educate, inform or entertain users;
  • May be developed for use by either individuals or businesses;
  • Must achieve its primary purpose by presenting information in at least two of three formats: text, sound or images.

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How NorthBridge Will Assist With the Nova Scotia Digital Media Tax Credit program 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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