Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO)

RSG provides tax credit services to Film and TV Productions across Canada, including tax credit estimate calculation, tax credit application creation and submission and audit binder preparation. RSG will also compile and submit the CRTC Canadian Program Certification application if applicable.

Our 13 step process ensures that you qualify for and receive the maximum tax incentive available to you from both the federal (CAVCO) and provincial government tax incentive programs.

About CAVCO 

CAVCO co-administers two federal tax credit programs with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA): the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) program and the Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC) program. These tax credit programs are geared to foster and support a resilient and growing entertainment industry in Canada. These programs play an integral role in the financing of most productions shot in Canada.

RSG works closely with the CAVCO and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to ensure the smooth processing of your tax credits.

Tax Credit Programs 

1. Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit – Canadian Content Projects

  • Refundable, labour based corporate income tax.
  • Must achieve at minimum Canadian content points to qualify.
  • 75% of production services costs must be paid to Canadians and at least 75% of post production costs must be incurred in Canada.
  • 25% of qualified Canadian labour to a maximum of 15% of total production costs.

2. Film or Video Production Services Tax CreditService/Non-Canadian Content Productions

  • Refundable, labour based corporate income tax.
  • Must be a taxable corporation whose primary business is Film and/or TV production.
  • No Canadian content restrictions.
  • Minimum budget restrictions.
  • 15% of qualified labour costs, no restrictions.


Email Margot Hand, Film and Television Tax Credit Specialist, or call 778.834.7768 to discuss the CAVCO, in more detail and how RSG can assist you with your application.


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