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Film Incentive Tax Credit

Concerning the film incentive income tax credit, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2024 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Bill Summary

The bill adds established payments to loan-out companies personal services corporations as a qualified local expenditure (expenditure) for the purpose of qualifying for the film incentive income tax credit (credit) , removes a condition that the credit is available only in years that the amount of state revenues are in excess of the limitation of state fiscal year spending by at least $50 million, and extends the deadline from February 4, 2025, to July 1, 2028, for a tax credit effectiveness study to be submitted to the finance committees of the house of representatives and the senate.

The bill requires a production company to make at least $100,000 in expenditures for the production company to be eligible for the credit. The credit must not exceed 22% of the expenditures of the production company and $5 million is the maximum aggregate amount of all credits that may be issued in one calendar year. The bill establishes a reservation system for a production company to apply for the credit before commencing production activities (activities).

If the office of film, television, and media (office) determines that a production company is entitled to a tax credit reservation, the office shall notify the company in writing of the reservation and the amount, which must not exceed 22% of the company's estimated expenditures. Once a production company has completed its activities in the state, the company may be issued a tax credit certificate if the office determines that the production company complied with all the requirements for the issuance of the credit. Activities must be completed on or before December 31, 2031.

The office must provide the department of revenue with an electronic report of each production company to which the office issued a tax credit certificate for the preceding income tax year that includes the name of the production company, the amount of the credit awarded, and the production company's social security number or the production company's Colorado account number and federal employer identification number. The bill repeals the film incentive income tax credit on January 1, 2032.

The bill appropriates $29,120 from the general fund to the office of the governor for state fiscal year 2024-25. The bill also appropriates $400,000 to the office of the governor for state fiscal year 2024-25 from the Colorado office of film, television, and media operational account cash fund. The appropriations may be used by the office to implement the bill.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




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