Production Incentives Database

Rhode Island  

Incentive TypeTransferable Non-Refundable Tax Credit
Above the Line Residents30%
Above the Line Nonresidents30%
Below the Line Residents30%
Below the Line Nonresidents30%
Project Criteria$100,000 minimum instate spend; during production in Rhode Island film at least 51% of principal photography or spend at least 51% of the production budget and employ at least 5 separate individuals; production company must be domiciled in Rhode Island.
Loanout Registration RequiredYes
Loanout WithholdingNo
Annual Funding Caps$15,000,000
Project Caps7000000
Minimum Spend$100,000
Sunset Date06/30/2024

Rhode Island Film and TV Office
One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908

Steven Feinberg, Executive Director
Phone: 401 222 3456

Also Applies To:
Game Shows
Music Videos
Reality TV
Audit Requirements
An audit by an independent, Rhode Island certified CPA is required.
Getting Started
Submit the Initial Application prior to the start of production; begin principal photography no more than 180 days from the start date on the initial certification letter.
Screen Credit Required
Company Registration
Sales Use Tax Relief
Hotel Occupancy Tax Relief
Local Vendors Qualify
Outside Vendors Qualify
Claiming Incentive
Credits are typically distributed within 90 days after the final application and supplemental material have been approved.
Additional Information
All cost must be paid at the time of the application for final certification.

Project cap may be waived if the production is a feature-length film or television series, the requested credits do not exceed the remaining portion of the $15 million annual cap, and the production company meets all other conditions and requirements.

Loan-out companies are required to register with the Rhode Island Secretary of State and the Rhode Island Division of Taxation.

Rhode Island offers the Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Credit program to eligible applicants; 30% of the total production and performance expenditures and transportation expenditure may be awarded to qualified musical and theatrical production companies, not to exceed $7 million per project.

Carry forward for tax Credit is 3 years

Last updated: 06/29/2018
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