IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

Subnational

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Jul 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Tax or social insurance relief

After having proposed major changes to the provincial subsidy scheme, the government of Nova Scotia ultimately decided to enact modest changes. It had originally announced in April, 2015 that it would cut the subsidies extended to film and television production. At thst time. the program took the form of a refundable tax credit that allowed qualifying productions to claim up to 65% of labour costs. The proposed cuts sparked numerous protests from the industry, leading the government to propose instead a new Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund. Under this new incentive program, funding is calculated based on the percentage of spending in Nova Scotia. It also provides additional benefits to productions that employ local performers, writers, producers, and directors. Productions can receive an extra 1.5% of eligible costs if at least 60% of the principal performers, actors, and stunt people are from the province. The maximum funding for any one project remains Can$4 million (US$3.2 million), with a total of Can$10 million (US$8.0 million) earmarked for the fund.

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