30-35% Tax Credit
2% Diversity Bonus
Sales Tax Exemption
30-35% Tax Credit: New Jersey offers production companies a transferable tax credit for qualified expenses incurred in New Jersey, including purchases, rentals and services performed. The amount of the tax credit is 30% in most counties, but rises to 35% in the following counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer and Salem.
Productions eligible for the program must exceed 22 minutes in length and be intended for national distribution. No less than 60% of a production's budget, less post-production costs, must be spent in New Jersey or, alternatively, the production must accrue a minimum of $1 million in qualified New Jersey expenses.
Below-the-line costs qualify, as well as above-the-line costs, limited to payments not in excess of $500,000 to highly compensated individuals.
2% Diversity Bonus An additional 2% Diversity Bonus is available for productions that present and act upon a diversity plan of hiring diverse cast and crew. Contact the commission for details.
Sales Tax Exemption from certain tangible property used directly and primarily in the production of films and television Programs.
Interested parties to contact the commission for details.
New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission
153 Halsey Street - 5th Floor
P.O. Box 47023
Newark, New Jersey 07101
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