Application fee for the interactive digital media tax credit

When you register for the interactive digital media tax credit (IDMTC), you must include your application fee as part of your  registration.

Your corporation’s application fee is based on the number of employees at the end of the corporation’s previous taxation year:

  • 0 – 4 employees: $1,000
  • 5 – 9 employees: $2,500
  • 10 or more employees: $5,000

You can pay the application fee:

Online through eTaxBC

To submit applications and pay through eTaxBC, you must first enrol for access if you don’t have an existing eTaxBC account.

Once you have filed your IDMTC application and received your IDM account number, you can pay your application fee online using eTaxBC.

Bank or financial institution

You can pay your IDMTC application fee using banking services. There are two ways to pay through your bank or financial institution:

Bill payment service

To pay your application fee using a bill payment service, you must add a payee and account number for IDMTC to your list of bill payments.

Payee name

For IDMTC application fees, you would find us listed with your financial institution:

  • BC - Stmt of Acct

Note: some banks and financial institutions may use a variation of the payee name above. If you can't find us, call your bank for assistance.

Account number

Find your IDM account number (e.g. IDM-XXXX-XXXX) listed on your letter.

You can also find your IDM number by logging on to your eTaxBC account.

Electronic funds transfer

To successfully submit a payment through electronic funds transfer (EFT), you must

  1. Provide your bank our account information
  2. Validate your payment by sending us your payment details

Your financial institution may have standard charges that apply to EFT payments. Ensure your financial institution does not deduct charges from the payment amount due as this will result in an underpayment.

Account information

Provide your bank with the following account information:

Account name:

Province of British Columbia

Bank name and branch address:

CIBC, Douglas and View Banking Centre
1175 Douglas Street
Victoria BC V8W 2E1

Bank number:


Bank transit:


Bank account number:


Location ID:


Program code:


Validate your payment

As soon as you make a payment, you must validate it by sending us the following details:

  • Your business name
  • Your business number
  • The taxation year the payment is for
  • The date the payment was submitted
  • “IDMTC registration fee of $_______” (enter the amount you paid)

You can send the payment details through:

  1. Email at


  1. Fax to 250-405-4415, attention: Electronic Payments Clerk, Revenue Services of British Columbia

If you do not validate your payment, we cannot match your payment to your account. This may result in late payment penalties and interest may be charged.

Mail or courier

To pay by mail or courier, you must send a cheque, bank draft or money order in Canadian dollars payable to the Minister of Finance to the address below.

Include the following details on or with your payment:

  • Your business name
  • Your IDM account number
  • The taxation year the payment is for
  • “IDMTC registration fee”

Mailing address

Income Taxation Branch
PO Box 9444 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC  V8W 9W8

Courier address

Income Taxation Branch
1st Floor, 1802 Douglas Street
Victoria BC  V8T 4K6