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United States Main

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Tax Credit Financing

Tax Credit Placement

Eligible Production Types

Animation

Commercials

Documentaries

Feature Films

Game Shows

Pilots

Post Only

Reality Television

Scripted Television

Talk Shows

Video Games

Location Production Needs

Beaches Ocean

City

Deserts

Forests

Lakes Rivers

Mountains

Rural

Snow

Suburban

Tropical

Legislation/
Guidance

Incentive20%-22% Refundable Tax Credit
Labor
Resident ATL20%
Resident BTL20%
Non-Resident ATL20%
Non-Resident BTL20%
Labor Uplifts

2% (max 22%) on projects filmed in a rural community or marginalized urban center

Qualified Spend
Spend20%

Qualified expenditures include payments made by a production company operating in Colorado, to a person or business in Colorado, in connection with production activities in Colorado. Qualified local expenditures include payroll, workforce expenses and vendor expenses.

Spend Uplifts

2% (max 22%) on projects filmed in a rural community or marginalized urban center

Minimum/Caps
Minimum Spend$100K (local production company); $1M(out-of-state company); $250K (TV Commercials, Video Games)
Compensation Cap$1M
Annual Cap$5M
Application

Applications must be approved by the Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media before beginning principal photography. Applications submitted after the end of production cannot be considered. Due to the nature of our approval process, it is best to contact the office before completing the application or complete the preliminary application here.

Additional Requirements
Screen CreditYes
CPA AuditYes
Loan-Out RegistrationYes
Income Tax Withholding

Individual: 4.40%

Loan-out: Requirements vary, please contact incentives@ep.com for more information

Sunset DateDecember 31, 2034
Additional Information

Crew must consist of at least 50% Colorado residents and productions must be at least 80% funded or be prepared to show proof of financing.

Colorado Office of Film, Television & Media

Donald Zuckerman, Film Commissioner

303.892.3840

donald.zuckerman@state.co.us

www.coloradofilm.org

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