Crédit d’impôt pour la Gaspésie et régions maritimes (Tax Credit for Gaspésie and Maritime Regions)

By mmuise
Description:

This measure is designed to encourage job creation in certain maritime regions of Québec, including Bas-Saint-Laurent, Côte-Nord and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine. Eligible corporations can obtain a tax credit until December 31, 2025.


Comments on Funding:

Funding takes the form of a refundable tax credit calculated on the total eligible payroll. The rate varies according to the sector of activity:
- 30% for marine biotechnology, mariculture and the recreational tourism sector;
- 15% for other eligible activity sectors.

Deadline: December 31, 2025
Eligibility:

Gaspésie– Îles-De-La-Madeleine Region – Applicants must be businesses in:

  • Manufacturing Activities;
  • Marine Biotechnology and Mariculture;
  • Manufacturing or Transformation of Finished or Semi-Finished Products from Slate or Peat;
  • Wind Energy Production and Wind Turbine Manufacturing;
  • Seafood Processing; and
  • Recreational and Touristic Activities (only in La Matanie MRC).

    Côte-Nord Region – Applicants must be businesses in:
  • Marine Biotechnology and Mariculture;
  • Manufacturing or Transformation of Finished or Semi-Finished Products from Slate or Peat; and
  • Seafood Processing.

    Bas-Saint-Laurent Region – Applicants must be businesses in:
  • Marine Biotechnology and Mariculture;
  • Manufacturing or Transformation of Finished or Semi-Finished Products from Slate or Peat;
  • Wind Energy Production and Wind Turbine Manufacturing (MRC de La Matanie seulement);
  • Seafood Processing (MRC de La Matanie seulement); and
  • Recreational and Touristic Activities.

    Eligible employees:
    To be eligible, the employee must work in an establishment of an eligible corporation, located in an eligible region, and devote at least 75% of their time to tasks directly related to eligible activities, which excludes in particular the tasks of general Administration.

    Eligible wages:
    The eligible salary corresponds to the employment income generally calculated under the Taxation Act, ie the salary paid to an eligible employee up to $83,333 per year.
Application Steps:

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Documentation Needed:

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Other Things to Note:

This tax credit is offered until December 31, 2025. The operation of the recognized business in the eligible region must begin no later than December 31, 2025.

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