|Incentive Type||Non-Transferable Refundable Tax Credit|
|Above the Line Residents||25-27%|
|Above the Line Nonresidents||25-27%|
|Below the Line Residents||25-27%|
|Below the Line Nonresidents||25-27%|
|Bonus||2% for qualified TV series, including pilots or miniseries|
$250,000 minimum instate spend; 50% of total principal photography days must be filmed in Maryland.
For "Maryland Small or Independent Film Entities"- $25,000 minimum instate spend; 50% of total principal photography days must be filmed in Maryland. But the project cap is reduced to $125,000
|Loanout Registration Required||No|
|Annual Funding Caps||$8,000,000|
Compensation Cap: an individual who receives more than $500,000 for personal services in connection with the film production activity will not qualify.
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019, $8,000,000;
FISCAL YEAR 2020, $11,000,000;
FISCAL YEAR 2021, $14,000,000;
FISCAL YEAR 2022, $17,000,000;
FISCAL YEAR 2023 AND EACH FISCAL YEAR THEREAFTER, $20,000,000.
The Secretary will allocate 10% of the total amount of credits for each fiscal year to put towards projects for "Maryland Small or Independent Film Entities".
“MARYLAND SMALL OR INDEPENDENT FILM ENTITY”
Is defined as a qualified production company that;
(I) has been incorporated in MD for at least 1 year
(II) is independently owned and operated;
(III) is not a subsidiary of another entity
(IV) is not dominant in its field of operation
(V) employs 25 or fewer full time employees
(VI) employs MD residents as at least 40% of its wokforce in the film industry
Last updated: 05/31/2018
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