Register for the Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit

Your corporation must register with the Ministry of Finance for each tax year that it wants to claim the Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (IDMTC). To register, you must complete the Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit Application for Registration (FIN 568) (PDF) and submit the application together with your application fee and supporting documents to the address provided on the form.

Use our Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit Application for Registration Guide to complete your application.

If your corporation is represented by another person, such as an accountant, tax preparer or solicitor, you must complete the Authorization for the Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit Registration (FIN 570) (PDF) before we can discuss any matter with your corporation's representative. An authorization is valid until the ministry receives a change or cancellation from the authorized signing authority in writing.

You can register prior to, during or after the tax year; however, start the registration process early enough to meet the deadline to claim the credit.

Application Fee

You must include your application fee with 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

How to Pay

You can pay the application fee

Mail or Courier

To pay by mail or courier, you must send a cheque, bank draft or money order payable to the Minister of Finance with the completed Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit Application for Registration (FIN 568) (PDF) form and supporting documents to the following address:

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

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 completed registration form and supporting documents must be sent through mail or courier to the address provided on the form.

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 & Branch Address:

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

Bank Number:

0010

Bank Transit:

00090

Bank Account Number:

0996602

Location ID:

50013

Program Code:

0099

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 RSBCClientCare@gov.bc.ca

Or

  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.