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.
|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.