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Advocacy2021-12-21T10:56:35-05:00
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IO’s Recent Wins

  • Lowering the labour threshold for annual filing to the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (OIDMTC) from $1M to $500K.
  • Reducing the OIDMTC queue — now at about 20 weeks — and accelerating processing time.
  • Getting a commitment from the Ontario government to keep the OIDMTC stable.
  • Getting a commitment from the Ontario government – 2021 Fall Economic Statement – that they will continue to work with us to attract more investment and create jobs in Ontario.
  • Providing recommendations contributing to improvements of the Ontario Creates Interactive Digital Media Fund (IDM Fund) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) programs.
  • Instigating the creation of the Phase 2 CMF COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for the IDM industry.
  • Significantly raising awareness of our industry at all levels of governments, and now also in the general public and media with The Lodgge (www.thelodgge.com).

CRA Updates for the OIDMTC

July 23rd, 2020|Tags: , |

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has put into place measures to help businesses that are experiencing financial difficulties due the COVID-19 crisis. For measures regarding OIDMTC processing claims and audits, check out the information below. Pre-COVID: The Process: T2 received [...]

The Modernization of OIDMTC

July 23rd, 2020|Tags: |

Interactive Ontario continues to focus our advocacy efforts--at the provincial level--on improving the OIDMTC so we can recover, grow and compete with other jurisdictions. The OIDMTC is a key instrument in the economic recovery and growth of the Ontario [...]

COVID-19: Advocacy Update & Resources

April 9th, 2020|Tags: |

Interactive Ontario and a group of Interactive Digital Media (IDM) leaders met with Minister MacLeod (Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries) on Friday to share with her and her team the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on our sector.

Your Business Has Been Impacted By COVID -19

March 31st, 2020|Tags: |

It is critical to substantiate IO’s recommendations to governments with strong data coming from the businesses and freelancers of our industry. We urge you to take 10-15 minutes to fill out this confidential survey before Tuesday March, 31.

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