assembly Bill A556

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to ways and means
Jan 09, 2019 referred to ways and means


A556 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Tax Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §24, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7373
2015-2016: A3376
2017-2018: A5870

A556 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A556 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y


                             January 9, 2019

Introduced  by  M. of A. CAHILL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. AUBRY,
  BLAKE, ORTIZ, PRETLOW -- read once and referred to  the  Committee  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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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