Nova Scotia digital animation tax credit
This credit provides incentive for digital-animation productions that start key animation before January 1, 2026.
The credit is the sum of:
- 50% of qualifying expenditures deducted by total assistance
- 17.5% of eligible digital animation labour expenditures
An eligible employee has to be a resident of Nova Scotia on the last day of the calendar year just before the year for which you claim the tax credit. The maximum of an employee's eligible salary is $150,000 per production.
This credit is refundable, but must be applied first against total tax payable.
Claiming the credit
Send a Part A application for an eligibility certificate to the Department of Finance and Treasury Board of Nova Scotia before the start of key animation of a digital animation production. After the production is completed, file a Part B application for a tax certificate.
If there is only one certificate, enter the certificate number on line 839 of Schedule 5, Tax Calculation Supplementary – Corporations.
If there is more than one certificate, complete Schedule 348, Additional Certificate Numbers for the Nova Scotia Digital Animation Tax Credit, and file it with your return.
On line 569 of Schedule 5, enter the amount of the credit earned in the current year.
Supporting documents – File the original or a copy of the tax certificate issued by the province with your return.
Forms and publications
- Nova Scotia (provincial site)
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