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The Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Tax Credit Program

The Interactive Digital Media (IDM) program is an indirect tax incentive program that can provide refundable tax credits. This program is aimed at increasing the amount of Canadian developed digital interactive media content. Currently British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia offer IDM tax credits.

While they are similar conceptually, each program is administered separately by each province and each province has its own rules and regulations. Generally, a Canadian taxable corporation (Canadian or foreign controlled) with a permanent establishment in the province that develops an IDM product. Eligible IDM products must be developed completely, or substantially, by the applicant in their respective province.

Your product must be an interactive product whose primary purpose is to educate, inform or entertain, and that achieves its primary purpose by presenting the information in at least 2 of the following: Text, Sound and Images.

Find Your Eligibility

Step 1

Canadian Private Corporation- CCPC
Publicly Traded
Foreign Controlled
Sole Proprietor

Step 2

(a) Educate the user
(b) Inform the user
(c) Entertain the user
(a) Text
(b) Audio
(c) Video
(a) Shelf-ready
(b) Accessible
(c) Online
(d) Ready for exploitation

Step 3

The product you are developing is intended to be used by individuals?
By interacting with your product, the user can choose what information is to be presented and the form and sequence in which it is to be presented?

Step 4

Your product is used primarily for interpersonal communication?
Your product is used primarily to present or promote your corporation?
Your product is used primarily to present, promote, or sell the products or services of your corporation?

Step 5



With years of extensive experience in accounting, engineering, management consulting and quality management, and in affiliation with Kreston GTA of Kreston International, a leading global accounting firm, we maintain our reputation and operate for success.


We understand that the path to new or improved technology, products and processes is internal research and development activities, and with your company’s strategic goals in mind, we will help you accordingly to take advantage of all current government innovation grants and incentives.


With our proven processes we maximize your tax credits through personalized, hands-on consulting, while at the same time, we focus on minimizing the time to establish your claim. We work on a contingency fee structure, meaning we assume 100% of the risk until you receive your tax credits.


A dedicated team of professionals will be assigned to your claim and will overlook the production of your claim. We will work with you on how to best position your company to get the most out of the incentives and we will represent you after submitting your claim.

Maxim Strategy Consultants Inc.

8953 Woodbine Ave.

Markham, ON L3R 0J9


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