Incentives

Digital Interactive Media and Software Development Incentive

Louisiana’s Digital Interactive Media and Software Development refundable tax credit — the strongest of its kind in the nation — is helping innovative digital media and software development companies of all sizes gain a competitive edge. The incentive is open to all companies producing digital interactive media products or platforms in Louisiana. Certain exclusions apply, such as static internet websites or software primarily designed for internal use, which are non-qualifying. Only work physically performed in Louisiana and only direct development equipment purchased through Louisiana businesses qualifies for the incentive.

  • Provides a 25.2% tax credit on qualified payroll for in-state labor and 18% for qualified production expenses for expenditures through June 30, 2018, and a 35% tax credit on qualified payroll for in-state labor and 25% for qualified production expenses for expenditures on or after July 1, 2018.
  • No cap and no minimum requirement.
  • The tax credit is available for a refund of 100% of its value claimed on Louisiana state tax return OR certified applicants can receive 85% of the value earned as a rebate any time during the year.

For more information and an application please visit Louisiana Entertainment