NYS Incentives That Offer You Great Return on Your Investment


Extra 10% SAVINGS FOR YOUR PRODUCTION right here in Albany County - 40% total credit on your labor costs, 30% on your other below the line!


Albany County Incentive 

For the period 2015-2019, productions over $500,000 can receive an additional 10 percent credit on qualified labor expenses incurred in select counties which includes ALBANY COUNTY.

Film Production Credit (click here): 30% fully refundable tax credit on qualified production and post-production expenses incurred during production/post production in New York State.

Post Production Credit (click here): 30%-35% on qualified post-production expenses incurred in New York State. This program is for productions which are not eligible for the film production tax credit program.  Partner with our local post-production house, Working Pictures Inc.

Commercial Credit (click here): 5% on qualified production expenses for commercials and a 20% annual growth credit. Applications submitted annually.

Sales Tax Exemptions (click here): Film production activities/expenses that are exempt from New York State sales tax.

Film Tax Credits Quarterly Reports (click here): Quarterly Reports from Empire State Development on Film Tax Credits. 

New York State Film Tax Credit Program Guildelines (click here): An overview of the program and eligibility information.

The NYS film tax credit program is very robust and is managed by an experienced team at the Empire State Development Corporation.    

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For personalized service and additional information, please contact Debby Goedeke Albany County Film Commissioner, Albany Film Commission (518) 434-1217 x100