Florida Entertainment Industry Sales Tax Exemption

Pursuant to s. 288.0071 F. S., effective July 1, 2023, prior to the approval of any Florida economic incentive application, a signed and notarized affidavit attesting the applicant is not a foreign entity of concern must be provided to FloridaCommerce.  Please find an affidavit that may be used here:  288.0071 F. S. Affidavit of Compliance.

FloridaCommerce offers a point-of-sale Sales Tax Exemption to qualified production companies producing content in Florida.

For the best application experience, please use Google Chrome.

Watch this informational video to learn the program details.

NEW Florida Financials Chart Tool!  Prior to applying, please fill out and save this  Florida Financials Chart Tool (click Florida Financials Chart Tool) to help you prepare your Florida estimated financial information for the application. This can be used as a reference during the application process and may prevent your session from timing out. Florida Financials Chart Tool

Who Qualifies?

Any qualified production company producing films, television series, commercials, music videos, or sound recordings in the state may be eligible for a sales-and-use tax exemption on certain production-related purchases in Florida. Still photography is not a qualified production activity.

How much can I save?

You can start saving up to 7.5% in just a few business days.

What Qualifies?
  • Production equipment (rental or purchase)
  • Set design and construction
  • Real estate rental (office, studio, and location fees)
  • Props and wardrobe
  • Computers and software (production-related)
Examples of Non-Qualified Items
  • Lodging
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Travel costs
  • Food and catering
  • Office supplies
  • Makeup
  • Film/videotape

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking the ‘Apply or Renew HERE!’ tab.

Helpful Hints
  • Browser: Use Chrome for the best application experience. Refresh and clear your cache.
  • If your company is based in Florida: You may be eligible for a 12-month or 90-day certificate. Make sure that your business is Active on Sunbiz.org. If your address or FEIN has changed since your last certificate, please update your Sunbiz registration before renewing your certificate.
  • If your company is based out of state: You may be eligible for a 90-day certificate. Verify that your company is registered to do business in the state in which it does principal business. You can find this information on your state’s Secretary of State or Corporations website.
  • Recovering your session: If your session has timed out and you would like to recover the information you have already entered on the application, you can recover your session. When recovering a session, if prompted for a new user ID, you may enter your current user ID.
  • Filling out your application: Make sure to complete the full application including listing at least one of your Florida project’s names and dates. You will also need to provide your total estimated financials for the full term of the certificate (either 90 days or 12 months). Please make sure to sign your name at the end of the application and hit “submit” prior to exiting!
  • What happens after approval: You will receive a confirmation email from the Department of Revenue. Once an application is complete, the certificate will be issued in 2-3 business days and a PDF copy will be emailed to you from our office. The Department of Revenue will mail the original to the address provided on the application.
Questions? Visit our Sales Tax Exemption FAQs Page 
If you are unable to apply online or are having trouble with the links above, please email us at Partnership.Engagement@commerce.fl.gov  or call our office: at (850) 717-8990.

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