2015 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 47 - Revenue and Taxation
RS 47:1125.1 - Employment tax credit
§1125.1. Employment tax credit
A. For state-certified productions that have received an effective certification date prior to December 31, 2005, a motion picture production company shall be entitled to a tax credit for the employment of residents of Louisiana in connection with production of a state-certified production. The credit shall be equal to ten percent of the total aggregate payroll for residents employed in connection with such production when total production costs in Louisiana equal or exceed three hundred thousand dollars but total less than one million dollars during the taxable year. The credit shall be equal to twenty percent of the total aggregate payroll for residents employed in connection with such production when total production costs in Louisiana equal or exceed one million dollars during the taxable year. For purposes of this Section, the term "total aggregate payroll" shall not include the salary of any employee whose salary is equal to or greater than one million dollars.
B. The credit may be applied to any income tax or corporation franchise tax liability applicable to the motion picture production company.
C. If the motion picture production company is an entity not subject to income or franchise tax, the credit shall flow through to its partners or members as follows:
(1) Corporate partners or members shall claim their share of the credit on their corporation income or corporation franchise tax returns.
(2) Individual partners or members shall claim their share of the credit on their individual income tax returns.
(3) Partners or members that are estates or trusts shall claim their share of the credit on their fiduciary income tax returns.
D. Any unused credit may be carried forward no more than ten years from the date the credit was earned.
E. The secretary of the Department of Revenue shall promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to administer this Section.
F. Employment tax credits not previously claimed by any taxpayer against its income or franchise tax liability and that are held by the motion picture production company or that have been allocated to another person may be transferred by the motion picture production company or the person allocated such credits in the same manner and subject to the same conditions and procedures provided for Motion Picture Investor Tax Credits in R.S. 47:6007(C)(4) and the rules and regulations pertaining thereto.
Acts 2002, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 1, §1, eff. July 1, 2002; Acts 2002, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 6, §2, eff. July 1, 2002; Acts 2005, No. 456, §1.
NOTE: Acts 2005, No. 456, §2, provides that the "Act shall become effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2005, and shall not apply to state-certified productions that have received an effective initial certification date that is prior to December 31, 2005. For state-certified infrastructure projects, this Act shall become effective on or after July 1, 2005."
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