TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT EVERYTHING FLORIDA HAS TO OFFER
Production companies that choose to bring their projects to the sunshine state will find that Florida’s sales tax exemption for productions can make budgets stretch further than normal. Those engaged in the production of motion pictures, made for television motion pictures, television series, commercial advertising, music videos or sound recordings may be eligible for a ‘sales and use’ tax exemption that will save them an extra 7.5% at the cash register. There is no minimum spend necessary to qualify, so low- and micro-budget films can take advantage of the exemption as well. Applying is as simple as filling out an online application.
Some expenditures, such as lodging, don’t qualify for the sales tax exemption. Instead, productions can take advantage of the many deals offered through Florida’s “Discounts and Deals” program. The program provides information on discounts offered by hotels, production services, and other vendors all over the state of Florida. Vendors participate on a voluntary basis, because they value the positive impact productions have on the state and welcome the opportunity to provide them with their services. A complete list of currently offered deals can be found at http://www.filminflorida.com/ifi/dd_prod.asp. Don’t forget to contact local film offices around the state also listed on our website to learn about additional local incentives, discounts, and deals.
And because we realize that time can be just as valuable as money, Florida offers services and resources that allow productions to save time preparing for their shoots. Finding the perfect filming location can be both time-consuming and frustrating, that’s why we offer help finding Florida locations that fit a production’s needs free of charge! Productions only have to call our office or submit the Location Search Form located on our website, and we immediately send information about their location needs to more than 50 local film offices around the state that will send them photos of locations in their area that would satisfy the production’s requirement. Once a production finds the perfect location, they can utilize our new online production directory to find crew and support services in the area.
Find out more about everything Florida has to offer at: www.FilmInFlorida.com.
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