senate Bill S4199A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Includes writer salaries and fees within production costs eligible for the empire state film production credit

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May 02, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Feb 07, 2012 print number 4199a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Mar 23, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

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May 2, 2012 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S4199A
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 2, 2012

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S4199 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §24, Tax L

S4199 - Summary

Includes writer's salaries and fees within production costs eligible for the empire state film production credit.

S4199 - Sponsor Memo

S4199 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4199

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to eligibility for  the  empire
  state film production credit

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (a) of section  24  of  the  tax
law,  as  amended  by  section  3 of part Q of chapter 57 of the laws of
2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (1) Allowance  of  credit.  A  taxpayer  which  is  a  qualified  film
production  company, or a qualified independent film production company,
or which is a sole proprietor of or a member of a partnership which is a
qualified film  production  company  or  a  qualified  independent  film
production company, and which is subject to tax under articles nine-A or
twenty-two  of this chapter, shall be allowed a credit against such tax,
pursuant to the provisions referenced in subdivision [(c)] (E)  of  this
section, to be computed as [hereinafter] provided IN THIS SECTION.
  S  2.  Paragraph 2 of subdivision (b) of section 24 of the tax law, as
added by section 1 of part P of chapter 60  of  the  laws  of  2004,  is
amended and a new paragraph 8 is added to read as follows:
  (2)  "Production costs" means any costs for tangible property used and
services performed directly and predominantly in the production (includ-
ing  pre-production  and  post  production)   of   a   qualified   film.
"Production  costs"  shall not include [(i) costs for a story, script or
scenario to be used for a qualified film and (ii)] wages or salaries  or
other  compensation  for  writers, directors, including music directors,
producers and performers (other than background actors with no  scripted
lines).  WRITERS'  FEES  AND SALARIES SHALL BE ELIGIBLE PRODUCTION COSTS
SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION (C) OF THIS SECTION;  PROVIDED,
HOWEVER,  THAT  FEES  THAT  ARE  BASED  ON DEFERRED, LEVERAGED OR PROFIT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10413-02-1

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S4199A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §24, Tax L

S4199A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes writer's salaries and fees within production costs eligible for the empire state film production credit.

S4199A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4199A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4199--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON, ADDABBO, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, McDO-
  NALD, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS, RIVERA -- read twice and  ordered  printed,
  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Investigations
  and Government Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on  Investi-
  gations  and  Government  Operations in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the tax law, in relation to eligibility for the empire
  state film production credit

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Paragraph  1  of subdivision (a) of section 24 of the tax
law, as amended by section 3 of part Q of chapter  57  of  the  laws  of
2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (1)  Allowance  of  credit.  A  taxpayer  which  is  a  qualified film
production company, or a qualified independent film production  company,
or which is a sole proprietor of or a member of a partnership which is a
qualified  film  production  company  or  a  qualified  independent film
production company, and which is subject to tax under articles nine-A or
twenty-two of this chapter, shall be allowed a credit against such  tax,
pursuant  to  the provisions referenced in subdivision [(c)] (F) of this
section, to be computed as [hereinafter] provided IN THIS SECTION.
  S 2. Paragraph 2 of subdivision (b) of section 24 of the tax  law,  as
added  by  section  1  of  part  P of chapter 60 of the laws of 2004, is
amended and a new paragraph 8 is added to read as follows:
  (2) "Production costs" means any costs for tangible property used  and
services performed directly and predominantly in the production (includ-
ing   pre-production   and   post   production)  of  a  qualified  film.
"Production costs" shall not include [(i) costs for a story,  script  or
scenario  to be used for a qualified film and (ii)] wages or salaries or
other compensation for writers, directors,  including  music  directors,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10413-08-1

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