Producing in Maine?
You may be eligible for incentives from the Maine Attraction Film Incentive package!


Incentives

The Maine Attraction Film Incentive Package

Are you producing a feature film, TV show, professional photographic project or other media production? If you produce that work in Maine, you may be eligible for incentives from the Maine Attraction Film Incentive package.

The package includes:

• A new wage-tax rebate plan
• A new income tax rebate for investors in media projects
• No state sales taxes on most production items
• Reimbursement on lodging taxes for long-term stays
• No state sales tax on purchases of most fuel and electricity for productions


Wage Tax and Income Tax Rebate Plan

Who Is Eligible?
A project must have a qualified expenditure of $75,000 or more.


How do I sign up?
To be eligible, a production must first be certified by the Maine Film Office.



Additional Available Exemptions

In addition to the new Maine Attraction Film Incentive Plan outlined above, Maine also offers additional exemptions that may be used by some media productions.


Manufacturers' Exemptions

All manufacturers in Maine are eligible for certain salestax exemptions. Media productions that qualify as manufacturers, for example, may be eligible to make sales tax exempt purchases of production related products. To inquire about the possible eligibility of your media project as a manufacturer, contact Maine Revenue Services at 207-624-9693.


Maine Fuel and Electricity Sales-Tax Exemptions

Companies creating film, TV, video and new-media projects in Maine can be exempted from paying taxes on most fuel and electricity used for the production. Contact the Maine Film Office for more information.


Long-Term Lodging tax reimbursement program

Lodging taxes are reimbursed for stays of more than 28 consecutive days and are exempted for any additional consecutive stay. Contact the Maine Film Office for more information.


Non-Tax Incentives

Maine also provides non-tax incentives to productions. Those incentives include:

Fee-Free Locations
Many of Maine's State Parks and Lands are available fee-free. To use them, you must first get a free Special Use Permit.

For more information on southern and central Maine State Parks and a Special Use Permit, contact:
Ron Hunt
(207) 624-6077
Email: ron.hunt@maine.gov

For information on northern and eastern Maine State Parks and a Special Use Permit, contact:
Mike Leighton
(207) 941-4014
Email: mike.leighton@maine.gov


Maine Surplus Property Plan
Qualified productions can borrow - free of charge - furniture and other surplus property from the State of Maine. In the past, productions have found free furniture and equipment to outfit production offices and to use as props. Contact the Maine Film Office for more information.