What Makes Georgia’s Film Tax Credits Special?

Explainer
ECONOMY & BUSINESS
POLITICS & POLICY
TAXES,MONEY & GOVERNMENT
6 min read
1181 words
Key Points
  • Georgia’s film tax credit is unique because it has no cap and is transferable.
  • In 2019 Georgia gave out $850 million in credits: more than the state spends on child welfare or state prisons or public health.
  • Transferability means more than just film companies benefit from the tax credits.
Georgia’s film tax credit is massive. How big? What Hollywood got in tax credits in 2019 was more than what the state spent on the Department of Public Health, and the combined budgets for State Troopers and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. No other state, including California and New York, spends as much as Georgia ...

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