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Incentives Scorecard: Hawaii Says Aloha to Productions With Lush Locations, Refundable Tax Credit

Hawaii is a location that needs no introduction. Major films ranging from 1953’s “From Here to Eternity” to last year’s “Jurassic World,” and long-running TV series such as both iterations of “Hawaii Five-0” have used its iconic landscapes to add beauty and exoticism to their stories. The state’s 20%-25% refundable tax credit for qualified spending only adds to its allure.

Incentives
20% Refundable tax credit for total qualified spending on film, TV, digital media and commercials on Oahu
25% Refundable tax credit for total qualified spending on neighbor islands (Big Island, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai)
$200k Minimum spend in Hawaii
$15m Credit cap per production

Information courtesy of EP Financial Solutions, a production incentive consulting and financial services company.

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