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Film Production Income Tax Credit

Concerning income tax credits for film production activities in the state.
2020 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Fiscal Policy & Taxes
Bill Summary

The bill creates the film, television, and media tax credit. The credit is available to a production company employing a workforce of at least 50% Colorado residents for production activities in the state. For production activities in a prioritized area, defined to mean a nonmetropolitan county or municipality with a population of 150,000 or less, the credit is up to 22% of the total qualified local expenditures. For production activities not in a prioritized area, the credit is up to 18% of the qualified local expenditures. The credit must be authorized and issued by the Colorado office of film, television, and media. Once issued, the credits may be used in the year issued or carried forward by the production company for up to 5 income tax years. The credits may also be transferred to another taxpayer to be used or carried forward as a credit against that taxpayer's income tax liability. The office of economic development is required to establish a system to track and verify the issuance, transfer, and ownership of the credits.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. D. Esgar, Rep. L. Herod
Sen. N. Todd



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