how to apply
Alabama’s film incentive is a rebate of 25%-35%. The amount of the rebate equals 25% of certain production expenses on the project that are incurred in Alabama and 35% of the payroll paid to Alabama Residents.
Includes motion pictures, soundtracks for motion pictures, documentaries, television programming (except those exclusively for news, weather, sports, or financial market reports), sound recordings, videos and music videos, commercials, and video games.
Productions that are approved for the Alabama Incentives will also be eligible to receive an exemption of certain state sales, uses, and lodging taxes. This only includes the state portion, but may be extended locally.
Local housing grants are available to qualified projects.
All applications must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the commencement of production activities within Alabama. Applications are to be submitted through the Alabama Film Office with a non-refundable $100 application fee.
Reporting Requirements: Tax return must be filed.
A Final Incentive Audit is required for all qualified projects upon completion of the production activities in Alabama associated with the project.
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