CAVCO Performance Results – Film and Video Tax Credits

The Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office (CAVCO) receives applications under both the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC) and the Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC) programs. CAVCO provides monthly updates on its processing of applications under each program.

The first three tables below show the number of business days it took for files certified in a given month to progress from when an application was complete to when it was certified. CAVCO's service standard for processing applications is 120 business days. The performance target for meeting this standard is 85%.

The final two tables show the total number of applications received and certified by CAVCO under each program.

Table 1: Number of applications certified within the specified number of business days — Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC)
Month 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (% of all files) 121+ days
April 2017 1 6 13 25 25% 137
May 2017 3 4 8 13 18% 125
June 2017 2 2 5 2 9% 115
July 2017 1 2 5 3 8% 129
August 2017 66 6 13 3 35% 163
September 2017 124 66 16 9 53% 193
October 2017 38 128 57 16 58% 172
November 2017 6 111 113 26 69% 115
December 2017 7 34 36 27 61% 66
January 2018 33 100 56 45 67% 115
February 2018 76 117 56 24 80% 68
March 2018 136 55 23 20 80% 57
April 2018 102 70 15 10 85% 36
May 2018 17 136 35 17 79% 54
June 2018 21 89 42 11 86% 26
July 2018 31 94 59 16 83% 40
August 2018 6 121 51 31 87% 30
September 2018 12 61 44 22 81% 33
October 2018 8 63 60 28 79% 42
November 2018 19 95 36 26 76% 55
December 2018 6 47 22 13 72% 35
January 2019 7 88 51 24 76% 55
February 2019 4 59 47 21 79% 34
March 2019 5 21 90 22 78% 39

April 2019

3

15

82

32

73%

49

May 2019

5

9

98

28

85%

25

June 2019 10 9 77 42 78% 39
July 2019 8 14 78 59 79% 42
Table 2: Number of applications certified within the specified number of business days — Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC)
Month 30 days or fewer 31-60 days 61-90 days 91-120 days 120 days or fewer (% of all files) 121+ days
April 2017 33 1 5 3 93% 3
May 2017 1 1 0 1 75% 1
June 2017 20 4 0 0 96% 1
July 2017 3 15 1 0 100% 0
August 2017 8 10 2 0 87% 3
September 2017 40 2 1 1 100% 0
October 2017 25 12 1 1 98% 1
November 2017 12 17 0 1 97% 1
December 2017 42 37 5 0 100% 0
January 2018 28 8 2 0 97% 1
February 2018 73 0 2 0 97% 2
March 2018 27 3 0 0 100% 0
April 2018 27 2 0 0 94% 2
May 2018 35 1 0 0 100% 0
June 2018 13 0 1 0 93% 1
July 2018 9 6 0 0 94% 1
August 2018 1 12 1 1 94% 1
September 2018 1 23 2 1 100% 0
October 2018 1 26 4 2 92% 3
November 2018 17 35 6 2 97% 2
December 2018 13 13 5 3 100% 0
January 2019 2 17 4 3 93% 2
February 2019 19 24 8 2 98% 1
March 2019 17 4 2 5 85% 5

April 2019

9

5

0

0

93%

1

May 2019

6

13

3

2

92%

2

June 2019 0 1 1 1 50% 3
July 2019 0 6 12 0 82% 4
Table 3: Average number of business days for files to be certified
Month CPTC PSTC All
April 2017 200 49 171
May 2017 213 83 210
June 2017 241 28 206
July 2017 233 38 210
August 2017 177 75 169
September 2017 145 18 133
October 2017 153 35 143
November 2017 131 43 124
December 2017 158 32 116
January 2018 137 31 126
February 2018 87 26 76
March 2018 92 12 84
April 2018 71 26 66
May 2018 91 18 82
June 2018 88 35 84
July 2018 84 45 81
August 2018 84 52 82
September 2018 98 45 91
October 2018 101 76 98
November 2018 93 49 83
December 2018 97 44 85
January 2019 101 58 96
February 2019 98 52 87
March 2019 99 58 92
April 2019 117 33 111
May 2019 99 55 93
June 2019 115 121 115
July 2019 100 87 99
Table 4: Applications received and certified from April 2019 to March 2020
Month CPTC PSTC All
Received Certified Received Certified Received Certified

April 2019

186

181

25

15

211

196

May 2019

187

165

54

26

241

191

June 2019

203

177

32

6

235

183

July 2019

220

201

44

22

264

223

August 2019

-

-

-

-

-

-

September 2019

-

-

-

-

-

-

October 2019

-

-

-

-

-

-

November 2019

-

-

-

-

-

-

December 2019

-

-

-

-

-

-

January 2020

-

-

-

-

-

-

February 2020

-

-

-

-

-

-

March 2020

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total 2019-20

796

724

155

69

951

793

Table 5: Applications received and certified from April 2018 to March 2019
Month CPTC PSTC All
Received Certified Received Certified Received Certified

April 2018

210

233

23

31

233

264

May 2018

206

259

37

36

243

295

June 2018

202

190

20

15

222

205

July 2018

187

240

47

16

234

256

August 2018

187

239

38

16

225

255

September 2018

184

172

46

27

230

199

October 2018

210

201

46

36

256

237

November 2018

223

239

28

60

251

299

December 2018

239

123

39

34

278

157

January 2019

175

225

29

28

204

253

February 2019

184

165

23

54

207

219

March 2019

174

177

47

33

221

210

Total 2018-19

2381

2463

423

386

2804

2843

Table 6: Applications received and certified from April 2017 to March 2018
Month CPTC PSTC All
Received Certified Received Certified Received Certified
April 2017 150 182 18 45 168 227
May 2017 186 153 52 4 238 157
June 2017 197 126 45 25 242 151
July 2017 151 140 20 19 171 159
August 2017 190 251 37 23 227 274
September 2017 196 408 35 44 231 452
October 2017 187 411 46 40 233 451
November 2017 211 371 60 31 271 402
December 2017 206 170 35 84 241 254
January 2018 186 349 43 39 229 388
February 2018 197 341 25 77 222 418
March 2018 215 291 36 30 251 321
Total 2017-18 2272 3193 452 461 2724 3654
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