assembly Bill A5870

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to ways and means
Feb 16, 2017 referred to ways and means


A5870 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §24, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7373
2015-2016: A3376
2019-2020: A556

A5870 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A5870 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 16, 2017

Introduced  by  M. of A. CAHILL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. AUBRY,
  BLAKE, ORTIZ, PRETLOW, TITONE -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Ways and Means

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


  Section 1. Legislative intent. The Legislature hereby recognizes  that
providing  tax incentive to enhance diversity in the ranks of television
writers and directors will also enhance the  diversity  of  stories  and
  §  2.  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.
  § 3. 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 two new paragraphs 9 and 10 are 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.


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