|Benefit as a % of spend||30.00|
|Financial cap per production||-|
|Do I have to register/set up a company?||Yes|
|Does foreign cast/crew paid in their home country/region qualify as expenditure?|| No|
|Do foreign cast/crew have to pay tax in the host country/state/region?|| Yes|
|Does travel to/from country/region qualify as expenditure?|| Yes|
|Can a production qualify for other national incentives such as cultural programmes if it qualifies for this incentive?|| Yes|
|Criteria to access the benefit|
- - Minimum spend 500000 (in local currency)
- - Use Local cast & Crew
|When will the benefit/incentive be received?|
- - On submission of audited accounts
|Additional incentives or advantages|
- - Washington Film offers funding assistance for qualified in-state expenditures of up to 30% for motion pictures and episodic series with less than six episodes and up to 35% for episodic series with at least six episodes. Also offers funding assistance for qualified in-state expenditures of up to 15% for commercials. Commercial applicants who have not worked in Washington State previously and who are using a Washington based production company are eligible for a one-time return of 25%.
The state offers sales tax exemptions on rental equipment, purchase of services and vehicles used in production.
There is also a tax exemption on hotel and motel rooms for stays of 30 consecutive days or longer.
The city of Seattle’s reduced daily permit fee of USD25 a day includes city-owned property.
USD 3.5million annual cap
- Feature Films: $500,000
- TV: $300,000
- Commercial: $150,000