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Department of State

NJ Motion Picture & Television Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

Financial Incentives

30-35% TAX CREDIT, +2% or 4% DIVERSITY BONUS

The New Jersey Film & Digital Media Tax Credit Program provides a transferable credit against the corporation business tax and the gross income tax for certain expenses incurred for the production of certain films and digital media content in New Jersey.

The goal of the program is to incentivize production companies to film and create digital media content in New Jersey.

The Film Tax Credit Application Is Available Online

Click here for more information about forming or checking the status of a business in New Jersey
https://www.nj.gov/state/njfilm/regulations-registering.shtml

Should you require additional information, please call us at (973) 648-6279.

 

2% or 4% DIVERSITY BONUS

New Jersey, in an effort to create a more inclusive workforce, offers an additional incentive (2% or 4%) to productions that meet certain diversity criteria. Developed to align with wider industry initiatives, the Diversity Bonus aims to increase diversity onscreen (the actors involved, the content of stories) and behind the cameras (the composition of the crews, the diversity of companies involved in production). This initiative helps to ensure that opportunities are available to qualified New Jersey residents of all backgrounds.

For more information on the Diversity Bonus visit the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s website:
https://www.njeda.com/film/ (taking special note of the Diversity tab)

From there, you will find links to the following forms:

Form A - Diversity Plan
https://www.njeda.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/Diversity-Plan-Form-v2.pdf

Form B – Diversity Tracker
https://www.njeda.com/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/Diversity-Tracking-Sheet-Form-B.pdf

Questions? Contact the New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission or the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Sales Tax Exemption

Certain tangible property used directly and primarily in the production of films and television programs is exempt from New Jersey's 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:

Opportunity Zones in New Jersey

Opportunity Zones are an economic development tool that allows people to invest in distressed areas in the United States. Their purpose is to spur economic growth and job creation in low-income communities while providing tax benefits to investors.

Learn more about Opportunity Zones In New Jersey

 

 

 


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