New Jersey currently offers these financial incentives to filmmakers, and the US Government has an incentive program as well:


20% TAX CREDIT PROGRAM FOR FILMMAKERS

New Jersey offers a tax credit in an amount equal to 20% of qualified production expenses, available to production companies meeting certain criteria, chiefly:

(1) At least 60% of the total expenses of a project, exclusive of post-production costs, will be incurred for services performed and goods used or consumed in New Jersey

(2) Principal photography of a project commences within 150 days after the approval of the application for the credit

PRINTABLE APPLICATION FOR NEW JERSEY FILM TAX CREDIT (IN ADOBE PDF FORMAT)

LAW CREATING 20% TAX CREDIT FOR FILMMAKERS

REGULATIONS FOR 20% TAX CREDIT PROGRAM

NEW JERSEY STATE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY

ARTICLE: "CULTIVATING ENTERTAINMENT IN THE GARDEN STATE: FINANCIAL AND
PRODUCTION INCENTIVES FOR FILMING IN NJ" (SCREEN MAGAZINE, 5-08)


EDISON INNOVATION DIGITAL MEDIA TAX CREDIT PROGRAM

New Jersey offers a 20% corporation business tax credit, for qualified expenses incurred by New Jersey technology companies involved with the production of digital media content.

DIGITAL MEDIA TAX CREDIT GENERAL INFORMATION

PRINTABLE APPLICATION FOR DIGITAL MEDIA TAX CREDIT (IN ADOBE PDF FORMAT)


EXEMPTION FROM NEW JERSEY'S 7% SALES TAX

Certain tangible property used directly and primarily in the production of
films and television programs is exempt from New Jersey's 7% sales tax.
This tangible property includes the purchase of replacement parts for
machinery, tools and other supplies, the purchase of lumber and hardware to
build sets, the rental of picture cars, the purchase or rental of other
types of props, and costs related to the repair of camera and lighting
equipment. To view the entire law, click here:

LAW GRANTING FILMMAKERS SPECIAL EXEMPTION FROM 7% STATE SALES TAX

EXEMPT USE CERTIFICATE (FORM ST-4) AND INSTRUCTIONS


NATIONAL TAX INCENTIVE PROGRAM


The American Jobs Creation Act, signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 22nd, 2004, offers tax breaks to film and television producers.


DETAILS ON AMERICAN JOBS CREATION ACT