W.Va. House Votes to Cut Film Tax Credit by Half

By: West Virginia AP Email
By: West Virginia AP Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Filming on location in West Virginia might bring in fewer tax credits under legislation advancing this session.

The House of Delegates passed a bill Friday that would cut the maximum credits offered by the Film Industry Investment Act from $10 million to $5 million.

The House Judiciary Committee amended the bill earlier to reduce the credit's value from 27 percent to 21 percent. But it still offers film productions an extra 4 percent if they hire locals.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proposed the measure. Revenue officials say film productions have never claimed more than $2 million in credits in any one year.

The West Virginia Film Office has approved $7.6 million in credits to date. While approving several productions, it recently denied credits to the MTV reality show "Buckwild."


WHSV.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 199562441 - whsv.com/a?a=199562441
Gray Television, Inc.