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October 20, 2019

Category: Film Making

Instructions to Production Companies

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The Montana Film Office of the Montana Department of Commerce administers the Big Sky on the Big Screen Act, Montana’s film production incentive enacted in 2005. Montana offers a refundable tax credit to qualified
production companies that film in Montana. Production companies earn a 14% refundable tax credit on the first $50,000 in wages paid to Montana crew members, and a 9% refundable tax credit based on qualified Montana
expenditures by the production company. There is no minimum spend or cap. The production company must file a Montana income tax return at the end of the tax year following project completion in order to claim the credit. A $500 administrative fee is due at this time.

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Located along the Rocky Mountain Front, Teton County has a population density of only 3 people per square mile. The county includes part of Lewis and Clark National Forest, one of the oldest forest preserves in the U.S. Its county seat is Choteau.