Pennsylvania Film Tax Incentives

The Pennsylvania Film Production Tax incentive program offers a transferable tax credit incentive to those spending a percentage of production costs in the commonwealth. There is currently legislation that will “uncap” this film production incentives and credits to encourage larger productions to be made in the state of PA. KPM Film Credit Advisors can help you navigate the Pennsylvania film tax credit regulations and get the highest return on your investment.

Pennsylvania Film Tax Incentives and Information

Pennsylvania Film Tax Incentives

Type of Incentive Tax credit; non-refundable; transferable; 3 year carry forward
Benefit Details 25% of qualified spend in state; an additional 5% credit for feature films, TV movies, and series for a national audience and filmed in a qualified facility.
Project Cap $12,000,000
Annual Cap $60,000,000
Minimum Local Spend At least 60% of the Total Production Budget expenses must be incurred in state.
Loan-Out Company Considerations Loan-outs must be registered in the state prior to the start of principal photography or the date on which the company was engaged.
Additional Exemptions None
Qualified Production Expenditures Incurred in State; In-State Vendors; Fringes Paid for Qualified Labor; Taxes Paid for Qualified Labor. Contact us for more details.
Qualified Labor Resident and Nonresident; Above the Line and Below the Line. ATL labor capped at $15,000,000 in the aggregate. Labor must be subject to state withholding to be qualified. Contact us for more details.
Sunset Date None
Film Commission Pennsylvania Film Office
Commonwealth Keystone Bldg
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120Janice Collier


Pennsylvania Film Tax Incentives Program

If you spend at least 60% of your total production budget in the state of Pennsylvania then you can receive up to 25% tax credit from the Pennsylvania Film Tax Incentives program. Talk to KPM Film Credit Advisors before beginning principal photography on a project in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania film tax incentives apply to the production of a feature film, a television film, a television talk or game show series, a television commercial or a television pilot. Call (781) 849-5357 or email us today to learn how we can help you get the most from the Commonwealth’s film tax credits and incentives.

NOTE: This content has been prepared by Kevin P. Martin & Associates, P.C. for informational purposes only and should not be construed as tax advice or relied on for specific projects. Though every effort has been made to remain current, laws and incentives change and, therefore, this information may have been revised. Please contact us to confirm any laws or the effect of incentives on your project.