Yes maybe just a couple million, but better than no million right?? The movie gets a 25% tax rebate on qualifying expenses. They have already paid a sales tax on the goods at 7%. Once the production is finished they received 25% of 7% back. It isn't possible for me to know what they paid in taxes, and how much the 25% of 7% equated to in their return. Just as much as they don't know how much I paid in taxes last year. So to answer your question no one knows the exact number but the state treasury dept. and the production company. The production was here for about two months...
The opposition to incentives is mind boggling to me as most who argue of it's importance do so without knowing all the facts. As a taxpayer call these people up, and ask for yourself. The local economy benefits from film/tv production.
Here is where your job is a little different from mine. As a Union member if you travel to another Union's jurisdiction you have to pay that union out of your check to work in their juridiction. The Production company hires you on as a distant hire, and you are paid as a local of that state therefore you pay income tax to the state in which you are working. Ask any accountant they will tell you this... and as for Florida they do have a state income tax... they don't pay Federal Income Tax... FYI.
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