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IFTA Urges Senate Finance Committee to Protect Federal Production Incentives

 

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The Senate Finance Committee has formed Task Forces of members and staff to actively examine several expiring/expired tax provisions, including the expensing of qualified film and television productions under Section 181 that expired at the end of 2017, in an effort to find solutions that would provide long-term certainty for taxpayers.

Section 181 allows producers to elect to begin depreciation of qualified production expenses (up to $15 million and in certain circumstances up to $20 million) in the tax year they're incurred, providing critical cash flow to independent producers. This important federal tax incentive worked successfully and in conjunction with state production incentive programs to make filming in the U.S. a compelling decision. Section 181 expired at the end of 2017 and Congress is considering benefits and costs of extension of this and a handful of other provisions related to specific industry needs.

IFTA's Senior Counsel Eric Cady, as part of the rare closed-door session with the Task Force on Cost Recovery in Washington D.C. in June, urged the extension of Section 181 through 2019 and the adoption of a permanent fix to ensure that the benefits of 'accelerated depreciation' are fully available for independents. IFTA pressed the Task Force to recommend either continuing Section 181 indefinitely or amending the triggering language for 'bonus depreciation' under Section 168(k) to reflect that a qualified film or television production shall be considered "placed in service" at the time costs of the production are first incurred, rather than when the production is placed in distribution. This difference is especially critical for independents who do not control their own distribution and may need the cash flow benefit of earlier depreciation. IFTA's written submission on the issue can be found here and the Task Force summary report is available here

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