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Ontario Computer Animation And Special Effects (OCASE) Tax Credit

Description: The OCASE Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit based on eligible Ontario labour expenditures incurred by a qualifying corporation during a taxation year with respect to eligible computer animation and special effects activities.

Funding Details: Refundable tax credit calculated as 20% of the eligible Ontario labour expenditures.

Eligible Expenditures:

  • Eligible computer animation and special effects activities include designing, modelling, rendering, lighting, painting, animating and compositing but do not include activities that are scientific research and experimental development
  • Salaries and wages
  • 50% of remuneration paid to freelancers who are individuals or partnerships for qualifying expenditures incurred before March 27, 2009
  • 100% of remuneration paid to freelancers who are individuals, partnerships, or arm's-length incorporated individuals, for qualifying expenditures incurred after March 26, 2009

Eligibility Requirements: A qualifying corporation is a Canadian corporation that is Canadian or foreign-owned, has a permanent establishment in Ontario and files an Ontario corporate tax return. Eligible productions are productions for commercial exploitation not in an excluded genre, or productions for which financial support would be contrary to public policy.

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How NorthBridge Will Assist With the OCASE 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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