Incentives

Indiana is offering a new Film and Media Tax Credit for film, television, music or digital media productions. This tool will help build a robust, competitive and sustainable media industry and infrastructure while attracting new investment and tourism to the state. The Film and Media Tax Credit will provide an incentive to members of the creative economy to film or record qualified media productions in Indiana, encouraging student, amateur and professional crews to leverage the state’s urban, rural and natural assets. The incentive, established in the 2022 legislative session by Senate Enrolled Act 361, offers an income tax credit of up to 30 percent to help offset certain production expenses, such as acquisitions, filming and sound, labor, and story rights. Additionally, production crews and talent staying with accommodation stays of 30 consecutive days or more may be exempt from the County Innkeeper’s Tax, further incentivizing Indiana as a production destination. Eligible media producers are encouraged to apply online beginning Aug. 5, 2022, through Oct. 5, 2022. For more information, visits the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s website.

Accommodation stays of thirty (30) consecutive days or more may also be exempt from the County Innkeeper’s Tax.

FAQs

To qualify for the County Innkeeper's Tax Exemption, does the required stay of 30 days need to be consecutive?

Yes.