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Instructions to Production Companies

December 31, 1969

Category: Film Making

Instructions to Production Companies



The Montana Film Office of the Montana Department of Commerce administers the Big Sky on the Big Screen Act, Montana’s film production incentive enacted in 2005. Montana offers a refundable tax credit to qualified
production companies that film in Montana. Production companies earn a 14% refundable tax credit on the first $50,000 in wages paid to Montana crew members, and a 9% refundable tax credit based on qualified Montana
expenditures by the production company. There is no minimum spend or cap. The production company must file a Montana income tax return at the end of the tax year following project completion in order to claim the credit. A $500 administrative fee is due at this time.