Production Incentives

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$100,000,000 Tax Credit Fund
• Must spend at least $100,000 in a consecutive 24 month period
• 30% transferable tax credit on qualified expenditures
• Claim an extra 10% for wages paid to Alaska residents
• Claim an extra 2% if filming in a rural area
• Claim an extra 2% if filming between October 1 and March 30
• No salary cap per employee per production

The Big Sky on the Big Screen Act
No Fund Limit
No Per Production Cap
• 14% incentive on Montana Labor
Applies to first $50,000 of wages per Montana resident
• 9% incentive on Montana expenditures
Includes hotel and lodging expenditures, production equipment rental, fuel costs, expendables, lumber/construction materials, vehicle rentals, and food expenditures.

Additional Montana Incentives
Montana has no sales tax.


Funded at $3,500,000
No per Production Cap
• 20% return on all qualified in-state expenditures (including Washington based labor and talent)
• Production must spend
• $500,000 Feature Films
• $300,000 Television
• $150,000 Commercials

Additional Washington State Incentives

• State sales and use tax off rental equipment, services, vehicles
• Hotel/Motel tax exemption on 30-day stay
• Vendor Discount Deals for below-the-line services
Seattle permit $25/day, including city owned property