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Arizona Adds New Film and TV Production Program

Lawmakers in Arizona have enacted the Arizona Motion Picture Production Program, offering qualified productions up to $75 million a year in 2023, $100 million in 2024, and $125 million in 2025 and thereafter in film and TV incentives. The program is...
28 July 2022

News, Tax, Finance, Budgets, 2022 Updates, Accounting

2022 NY Interest Assessment Surcharge (IAS) Announcement

  As a result of the mass unemployment that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State has borrowed funds from the federal government to maintain UI benefits. While the state is working to pay down the amount that was borrowed, annual...
27 July 2022

News, Tax, Finance, 2022 Updates

2022 FICA Increase

The Social Security wage base has increased from $142,800 to $147,000 for 2022, which increases the maximum individual contribution by $260.40.
13 December 2021

News, Tax, 2022 Updates

2021 FICA Increase

The Social Security wage base has increased from $137,700 to $142,800 for 2021, which increases the maximum individual contribution by $316.20.
23 December 2020

News, Tax, 2021 Updates

2020 FICA Increase

The Social Security wage base has increased from $132,900 to $137,700 for 2020, which increases the maximum individual contribution by $297.60.
06 January 2020

News, Tax, 2020 Updates

What Your Production Should Know About Paid Family Leave

Several states allow employees to receive partial pay when taking time off from work to take care of a sick family member or bond with a child.
26 August 2019

News, Tax

Illinois Extends State Film Production Tax Credit Through 2026

In an effort to attract more industry jobs and spending, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation extending the film tax credits on August 1st. State officials said earlier this year that total estimated spending and wages by the film...
22 August 2019

News, Tax, Incentives

New Jersey tax incentives are back. And so are The Sopranos.

Direct from the Film Office — We recently interviewed Steve Gorelick, Executive Director for the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission. Among the topics discussed were New Jersey’s new incentives program and the reasons filmmakers...
14 June 2019

News, Tax, Production, Direct from the Film Office, Incentives

California Paid Family Leave: What to Know for 2019

California Paid Family Leave (PFL) provides up to six weeks of partial pay to employees who take time off from work to care for a seriously ill family member (child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered...
01 June 2019

News, Tax

2019 New Mexico Incentive Changes

Direct from the Film Office — GreenSlate’s Kathleen Thompson, Vice President – Incentives and New Business Development, recently sat down with Don Gray, Locations Coordinator for the New Mexico Film Office. Among the topics discussed were the...
26 March 2019

News, Tax, Production, Direct from the Film Office, Incentives