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Directory – Tax refunds and credits

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Buy or lease a plant, machinery or property

Increase my working capital

  • Development of E-Business Tax Credit 

    Investissement Québec
    Tax credit of 30% (24% refundable and 6% non-refundable) for information technology (IT) sector salaries up to a maximum of $25,000 per employee working on e-business activities.

  • Indigenous business at EDC 

    Export Development Canada
    Get support for building a global brand and removing barriers to access for your Indigenous business, whether you’re exporting products, services or experiences.

  • Quebec book publishing tax credit 

    Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
    Credit of 27% to 35% on various costs associated with publishing books, comic strips and collections of poetry in Quebec, including developing foreign markets, major publishing projects, translation into other languages and creation of digital versions.

  • Small Business Deduction 

    Canada Revenue Agency
    Get a reduced tax rate if you own a Canadian-controlled private corporation with revenues of less than $500,000.

  • Tax credit for film production services 

    Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
    Refundable tax credit of 20% to 36% of the cost of labour and goods relating to film production, computer-aided animation and special effects.

  • Tax credit for the design of factory-made products (industrial design component) 

    ​Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation
    Tax credit of 12% to 24% on the cost of in-house design activities (salary costs up to $60,000 admissible) or on the cost of external design activities by a consultant (65% of contract fees admissible).

Increase sales in Canada

Commercialization

  • Indigenous business at EDC 

    Export Development Canada
    Get support for building a global brand and removing barriers to access for your Indigenous business, whether you’re exporting products, services or experiences.

Start or buy a business

Hire or train employees

To export my products or services

  • Indigenous business at EDC 

    Export Development Canada
    Get support for building a global brand and removing barriers to access for your Indigenous business, whether you’re exporting products, services or experiences.

  • Quebec book publishing tax credit 

    Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
    Credit of 27% to 35% on various costs associated with publishing books, comic strips and collections of poetry in Quebec, including developing foreign markets, major publishing projects, translation into other languages and creation of digital versions.

  • Tax credit for multimedia event or environment productions sponsored outside Quebec 

    Société de développement des entreprises culturelles
    Tax credit of up to 35% of labour costs and production expenses relating to showcasing your Quebec production outside the province, up to a maximum credit of $350,000 per production.

Get a patent, license, or apply a new technology

Research, develop or commercialize a new product/idea

Reduce pollution or improve energy efficiency

  • Efficient Farming Products 

    Hydro-Québec
    Get a rebate on the purchase and installation of lighting products and more efficient farm equipment, such as piglet warmers, fans and milk and milking conservation equipment.

  • Roulez vert - Charging station at work 

    Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
    If you are a business, a municipality or an organization, you can obtain up to 50% of the eligible expenses for the recharging of your corporate vehicles or your employees, for the acquisition or installation of recharging stations in the workplace, equal to $5,000 per wireless recharging station or $5,000 per connector (for a recharging station equipped with one or more connectors).

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