Incentives

Lafayette Film Production Incentive

Now you can earn an additional 2% rebate on qualifying expenses in Lafayette Parish. View Resolution And ask us about the other filming incentives we are working on for 2016 – jbordelon@lafayettela.gov!
(Must qualify for Louisiana’s State incentives and must pre-qualify before principal production!)

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Louisiana Film Production Incentive

Louisiana’s Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit provides motion picture productions up to a 30% transferable tax credit on total qualified in-state production expenditures, including resident and non-resident labor. For productions using in-state labor, Louisiana offers an additional 10% payroll tax credit. View Summary

  • Provides up to a 40% transferable tax credit.
  • $50,000 threshold for local Louisiana productions meeting certain qualifications.
  • $300,000 minimum in-state expenditure requirement.
  • For fiscal years 2016-2018 the maximum amount of credits that can be claimed per fiscal year is $180 million.
  • Tax credits may be used to offset personal or corporate income tax liability in Louisiana.
  • Tax credits may be transferred to Louisiana taxpayers.
  • Tax credits may be transferred back to the State for 85% of face value; however, the state is not accepting transfers between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.
  • An array of changes have impacted this program. Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit

For more information and to submit an application please visit Louisiana Entertainment