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Film and Television Tax Credit │ Alberta Government

Value

Maximum of $10 million per production.

Description

The Film and Television Tax Credit (FTTC) offers a refundable Alberta tax credit certificate on eligible Alberta production and labour costs to corporations that produce films, television series and other eligible screen-based productions in the province.

Applicants may apply for either a 22% or 30% tax credit rate up to a maximum of $10 million per production.

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible, a corporation must:

  • be primarily engaged in film, television and/or digital media production; Alberta Fim and Television Tax Credit | July 2020 7
  • be incorporated in Alberta under the Business Corporations Act, registered as an extra-provincial company in Alberta and/or continued as an Alberta company through a Certificate of Continuance; and
  • not be exempt from paying taxes under the Alberta Corporate Tax Act (or be controlled by a corporation that is).

To be eligible, a production must:

  • have total production costs of $499,999 CAD (before GST) or greater;
  • not have received funding from the Alberta Production Grant or the Alberta ScreenBased Production Grant;
  • be a new production – repackaging of previously completed productions is not permitted under the program and will be deemed ineligible;
  • begin principal photography no later than 6 months after an Authorization Letter is issued.

Eligible Expenses

Eligible production costs generally include all expenditures where goods or services are purchased, consumed or used in Alberta and are considered an essential cost incurred as a normal part of business.

Production costs incurred or paid outside of Alberta are not eligible for a tax credit.

For goods or services to be considered an eligible Alberta production cost, the items must meet the following criteria:

  • be listed on the Estimated Total Production Costs worksheet found on the program webpage
  • be purchased directly from businesses located in Alberta
  • be incurred and fully paid in Alberta during the eligibility period (for more information on the eligibility period, refer to the “Definitions” section in the Film and Television Tax Credit program guidelines)
  • be directly related to the portion of the production that occurs in Alberta
  • be a considered an essential cost incurred as a normal part of business

Deadline Date

  Open. Productions that began principal photography between March 1, 2019, and January 27, 2020 are eligible to apply to the program until March 31, 2021.

Contact

Contact Name: Film and Television Tax Credit program

E-mail Address: fttc.program@gov.ab.ca

Website: https://www.alberta.ca/film-television-tax-credit.aspx

Industry: Arts and Culture, Location: Alberta ,
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