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Each year the Office of Film & Entertainment submits a year-end annual report on the Florida Film & Entertainment Industry Financial Incentive Program to the Florida Legislature. For your convenience, we have provided these reports below.
FY 2014-2015 Office of Film and Entertainment Annual Report
Florida Entertainment Sales Tax Exemption
Effective January 1, 2001, any qualified production company engaged in Florida in the production of motion pictures, made for television motion pictures, television series, commercial advertising, music videos or sound recordings may be eligible for a sales and use tax exemption on the purchase or lease of certain items used exclusively as an integral part of the production activities in Florida.
In order to be exempt from Florida's sales tax at the point of sale, the production company must apply for a certificate of exemption for presentation to a registered Florida sale and use tax dealer when making purchases and rentals of qualified production equipment.
If you have any questions regarding the Certificate of Exemption for Qualified Production Companies, please visit the Department of Revenue's Film in Florida page. Please click here to view F.S. 288.1258 (creation of program).
ONLINE APPLICATION AND RENEWAL
Please apply for the Entertainment Industry Sales Tax Exemption online:
If your session has timed-out during the application process, and you would like to recover the information you have already entered, please click here:
If you have applied online for the sales tax exemption, and you would like to check the status of your application, click here .
If you are unable to apply online, or are having trouble with the links above, please contact The Florida Office of Film & Entertainment at (850) 717-8990.