ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Jun 2017

In the financial year 2016-2017, a film production studio received tax credits for a television series produced in the state of Pennsylvania.

 

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 30 Jun 2017 | Removal date: open ended

Tax or social insurance relief

Since 1971 the Pennsylvania Film Office has provided incentives for films and other productions in the state. The law has been amended several times since then, including a 2016 law that expanded the scope of incentivized activities to include various post-production operations. As currently devised, the principal incentive is a 25% tax credit provided to productions that spend at least 60% of their total budget in the state. Eligible productions include a feature film, a television film, a television talk or game show series, a television commercial, a television pilot or each episode of a television series intended as programming for a national audience.

One recipient of this subsidy was Screaming Spirit Productions, LLC (HBO), which in the financial year 2016-2017 (1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017) received a tax credit of $11,706,717 for the television series “Banshee” (Season #4).

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