§ I-1691. General Description
A. The program offers five types of tax credits, which fall into two categories:
a. qualified production expenses made from investments in a state-certified musical or theatrical production;
b. qualified transportation costs for performance related property;
c. payroll of Louisiana residents employed in connection with a state-certified musical or theatrical production;
d. employment of Louisiana college, universities and vocational-technical students in connection with a state-certified musical or theatrical production;
2. infrastructure projects:
a. construction of new facilities, or repair or renovation of existing facilities related to such productions and performances.
B. Tax credits are earned in the calendar year expended, to the extent the expenditures receive final certification from the department.
C. Tax credits associated with a state-certified musical or theatrical production or a state-certified musical or theatrical facility infrastructure project shall never exceed the total base investment in that production or infrastructure project and transportation expenditures.
D. Tax credits shall be available on a first come, first served basis, based upon date of final certification and qualification of expenditures. If the total amount of credits applied for in any particular year exceeds the aggregate amount of tax credits allowed for that year, the excess shall be treated as having been applied for on the first day of the subsequent year.
E. Base investment tax credits shall be transferable only once.
F. No tax credits shall be granted under this program until the rules are approved by the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs, in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act.
G. Applicants may apply for more than one entertainment tax credit program administered by the department, provided that:
1. separate applications are submitted for each program;
2. expenditures shall only qualify for one specified program; and
3. multiple applications shall not result in any duplication of tax credits.(Promulgated by the Department of Economic Development, Office of Business Development, Office of Entertainment Industry Development, LR 35:2173 (October 2009), repromulgated LR 36:2236 (October 2010).)
AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 47:6034(E).
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