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Washington Family and Medical Leave: What You Need to Know for 2019

Washington was the second state in the nation to pass a paid family leave law in 2007, but it was continually put on hold for about a decade because of funding questions. However, in 2017, Washington approved an insurance plan to fund the state’s...
15 January 2019

News, Tax

2019 FICA Increase

The Social Security wage base has increased from $128,400 to $132,900 in 2019, which increased the maximum individual contribution by $279.
15 January 2019

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Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Updates for 2019

For budgeting purposes, you should assume a 0.6% FUTA rate on the first $7,000 in wages for all states unless you will be working in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), in which case, you should assume a 3.3% rate.
15 January 2019

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New York Paid Family Leave: What You Need to Know for 2019

In 2016, New York’s Governor Cuomo signed into law the New York Paid Family Leave Act to provide job protection and wage reimbursement for all New York workers who need to take a temporary leave to bond with a child, care for a loved one with a...
30 October 2018

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What’s the Impact of State Tax Incentives for Productions at the Local Level?

There’s no question that film and TV production are huge revenue drivers for states. In New York State alone, the 55 new and returning TV shows shooting in 2018 will generate an estimated $2.4 billion in spending statewide this year—up almost 31...
25 September 2018

News, Tax, Production, Incentives

GreenSlate Unveils New Tax Credit Management Tools

Search, compare, and calculate production incentives on any device.
17 July 2018

News, Tax, Digital Solutions, Budgets, Incentives

How to Expedite the Tax Incentive Process: Go Digital!

One of the most commonly asked questions a producer or financier has for us when evaluating film tax credit financing is "How long will it take for us to receive the proceeds?"
18 June 2018

News, Tax, Digital Solutions, Incentives

GreenSlate Debuts Another Tool to Expedite Your New York State Tax Credit Application

With our best-in-class GreenSlate Accounting Software (GSA), generating New York State tax credit forms is a snap.
21 May 2018

News, Tax, Incentives

New York State Reduces Unemployment Insurance Contribution Rate for New Employers in 2018

New York State's unemployment insurance contribution rate for new employers has decreased from 4.0% to 3.6% for 2018. 
23 March 2018

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GreenSlate Unveils New Office in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Company’s Expanding Footprint Reflects State’s Appeal as a Production Hotspot
20 March 2018

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