Production Incentives Database


Incentive TypeTransferable Non-Refundable Tax Credit
Above the Line Residents15-25%
Above the Line Nonresidents12-17%
Below the Line Residents15-25%
Below the Line Nonresidents0
Bonus 15% of the cumulative qualified expenditures and production costs if more than 50% of the BTL personnel are Nevada residents
Bonus 25% of the cumulative qualified expenditures and production costs if more than 50% of the filming days occurred in a county in the State in which, in each of the two years immediately preceding the date of application, qualified productions incurred less than $10 million of direct expenditures.
Project Criteria$500,000 minimum qualified production cost in Nevada; At least 60% of the production budget, including pre-production, production, and post-production, must be incurred in Nevada as qualified direct production expenditures. However, if all post-production will be completed outside of Nevada, then post-production expenditures can be withheld from the 60% calculation
Loanout Registration RequiredNo
Loanout WithholdingNo
Annual Funding Caps$10,000.00
Project Caps6000000
Minimum Spend$500,000
Sunset Date06/30/2023

Nevada Film Office
6655 W. Sahara Ave., Suite C-106, Las Vegas, NV 89146

Eric Preiss, Director
Phone: 877 638 3456

Also Applies To:
Game Shows
Music Videos
Reality TV
Contact Film Office for more information
Audit Requirements
CPA audit required by a Nevada licensed CPA
Getting Started
Apply no earlier than 90 days prior to the start of principal photography and by December 31, 2017.
Screen Credit Required
Company Registration
Sales Use Tax Relief
Hotel Occupancy Tax Relief
Local Vendors Qualify
Outside Vendors Qualify
Claiming Incentive
All accountings and other required documentation must be submitted not later than 90 days after completion of the qualified production

Additional Information
Compensation Cap: $750,000 per individual or loan-out corporation; resident Producer compensation must not exceed 10% of the total Nevada expenditures (5% for nonresident producers).

The qualified production must complete production within one year after the commencement of principal photography.

Tax credit has a 4 year carry forward
Last updated: 07/01/2017
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