Entertainment Partners (EP) offers a ‘turn key’ solution to accessing your tax incentives. We will manage every aspect of applying for the tax incentives as outlined below.

Corporate

  • Incorporate Canadian production company (‘ProdCo’)
  • Register EP as sole shareholder (optional)
  • Appoint EP management as the Canadian directors and officers (optional)
  • Set up bank accounts and appoint Producer-designated signatories

Legal and Government

  • Provide copyright holder and ProdCo with Production Services Agreement and Consulting Services Contract
  • File all government reports to ensure compliance
  • Register for a federal business number for HST/GST and other tax purposes

Certifications

  • Certify Production with federal agency, CAVCO
  • Certify Production with all applicable Provincial agencies

Analysis

  • Ensure qualifying production costs are properly tracked by production team
  • Audit all production costs to ensure all qualifying costs are identified to maximize tax incentives (including visual effects and other bonuses)

Accounting and Tax

  • Prepare Prodco’s year-end financial statements
  • Prepare and file Prodco’s federal & provincial income tax returns and related tax incentive schedules
  • Host and manage tax incentive audits in EP’s office

Financing

  • Producers can elect to have Entertainment Partners cash-flow the value of the Provincial and Federal tax incentives on a weekly basis during production