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Hawaii Production Tax Credit

The beautiful Hawaiian islands offer a vast and unique set of locations in one State not found anywhere else in the world. Each island in the chain offers a different creative flavor in terms of the culture, feel, energy and of course the incredible backdrops of white sandy beaches to tall mountain ranges. Volcanic eruptions from Pu'u O'o vent to the snow-capped mountains of Mauna Kea.

The islands are also host to highly experienced talent and crews from the Local 996, Local 665, Local 1260, Local 677 and the Screen Actors Guild.

Hawaii Camera can help you navigate the intricacies of securing the Hawaii Production Tax Credit, which is an incentive in the form of a refundable tax credit based on the Production companies' expenditures in the State of Hawaii. The credit is 20% on the island of O'ahu and increases to 25% for production expenses on the neighbor islands.

Keep in mind these requirements when planning to your Hawaii production to take advantage of our Production Tax Credit (from Hawaii Film Office)

1. Register with the Hawaii Film Office/Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism at least five working days PRIOR to the first Hawaii shoot date;
2. Meet the minimum in-state spending requirement of at least $200,000;
3. Make reasonable efforts to hire local talent and crew; and,
4. Provide evidence of financial or in-kind contributions or educational or workforce development efforts toward the furtherance of the local film, television and digital media industries.

Contact us (808) 735-3838 or support@hawaiicamera.com for more assistance on the Hawaii Film Production Tax Credit.

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