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SB 183 - Authorizes Tax Credits for Certain Film Production Activities - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Yea) (Executive) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Tax Credits for Certain Film Production Activities

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (108-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Tax Credits for Certain Film Production Activities

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the income tax credit for film production to increase to $25 million, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a qualified film production entity to claim a credit against the State income tax for film production activities (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the film production to submit an application to qualify for the tax credit which must provide the following information (Sec. 1):
    • The projected total budget;
    • The estimated number of employees and total wages to be paid; and
    • The anticipated dates for the film production activity.
  • Requires the total direct costs in Maryland to exceed $500,000 for a film production to be eligible for the income tax credit (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the Secretary of Business and Economic Development from issuing tax credit amounts in the aggregate exceeding the following amounts (Sec. 1):
    • $25 million for fiscal year 2014;
    • $7.5 million for fiscal year 2015; and
    • $7.5 million for fiscal year 2016.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (46-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Tax Credits for Certain Film Production Activities

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