Kansas City Rebate Incentive


Type of incentiveTax Rebate
Qualifying formats
  • - Feature film - fiction (theatrical)
  • - Feature film - documentary (theatrical)
  • - TV Film or TV series - fiction
  • - TV Film or TV series - documentary
  • - Commercials (TV, theatrical, online)
  • - Music videos
  • - Short films
Qualifying productions
  • - National productions
  • - Foreign productions
  • - Co-productions


Benefit as a % of spend10.00
Financial cap per production-
Do I have to register/set up a company?No
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? No
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? No
Criteria to access the benefit
  • - Minimum shooting days: 200
  • - Minimum percentage of the film that must be shot in the region: 25.00%
  • - Use Local cast & Crew
When will the benefit/incentive be received?
    Additional incentives or advantages
    • - KCMO Film Development Program offers two (2) rebate tiers for qualified KCMO verified expenditures. A production can benefit from only one (1) of the incentive tiers and can qualify for one or both bonuses. TIER ONE (1) INCENTIVE REBATE Minimum City of Kansas City, Missouri spend in the following categories will receive a 3.5 percent rebate on qualified expenditures: - $300,000 – Feature film with budget over $1 million - $100,000 – Feature film with budget under $1 million - $50,000 – TV Show per episode (scripted or unscripted) - $200,000 – TV series or commercial bundle - $75,000 – National commercial - $25,000 – Regional commercial or corporate video - $10,000 – Short film or music video TIER TWO (2) INCENTIVE REBATE Must qualify for Tier One minimum spend and one of the following is true and the benefit is fulfilled, a production receives a 10 percent rebate on qualified expenditures: - 250+ KCMO room nights; or - Film for four or more consecutive weeks in KCMO; or - 25 Crew/Principle Cast (Greater KC area hires and at least 1/4 must reside within the 6 Council Districts); AND fulfills the Community Benefit Requirement – Cast member(s), director, executive producer, producer, head of department “gives-back” to emerging artists or young people interested in the industry by connecting with them at a talk, panel, seminar, set visit or other opportunity. Two additional marketing incentives adding 0.25% to tax rebate available, granted production meets requirements.