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79-32,258. Film production; credit for certain eligible production expenses; eligibility requirements; application. (a) Except as otherwise provided, for all taxable years commencing after December 31, 2006, a credit against the tax imposed by the Kansas income tax act shall be allowed for direct production expenditures made by an eligible film production company, except that such provisions shall not be applicable for tax years 2009 and 2010. Such credit shall be in an amount equal to 30% of direct production expenditures made in Kansas that are directly attributable to the production of a film in Kansas and that have been awarded by the department of revenue. The tax credit shall be deducted from the eligible film production company's income tax liability for the taxable year in which the expenditures are made by the eligible film production company. If the amount of the film production tax credit allowed exceeds the film production company's income tax liability for the taxable year, the taxpayer may carry over the amount thereof that exceeds such tax liability for deduction from the taxpayer's income tax liability in the next succeeding taxable year or years until the total amount of the tax credit has been deducted from tax liability, except that no such tax credit shall be carried over for deduction after the third taxable year succeeding the year in which the costs are incurred. If the eligible film production company is a corporation having an election in effect under subchapter S of the federal internal revenue code, a partnership or a limited liability entity, the credit provided by this section shall be claimed by the shareholders of such corporation, the partners of such partnership or the member of such limited liability entity in the same manner as such shareholder, partners or members account for their proportionate shares of the income or loss of the corporation, partnership or limited liability entity.

(b) A long-form narrative film production for which the film production tax credit is claimed shall contain an acknowledgment that the production was filmed in Kansas.

(c) To be eligible for the film production tax credit, a film production company shall submit to the department of commerce information required by the department to demonstrate conformity with the requirements of this act. Information supplied shall include expected direct production expenditures to be made in Kansas with respect to the film production for which the film production company is seeking the film production tax credit. The department of commerce may reserve a tax credit amount based upon the expected direct production expenditures. The department of commerce shall determine the eligibility of the company and shall certify this information to the department of revenue in a manner and at times the department of commerce and department of revenue shall agree upon.

(d) To receive a film production tax credit, a film production company shall apply to the department of revenue on forms and in the manner the department may prescribe. The application shall include a certification of the amount of direct production expenditures made in Kansas with respect to the film production for which the film production company is seeking the film production tax credit. The department of revenue may award a film production tax credit based on the application submitted and the amount of tax credit reserved by the department of commerce. Upon approval of the application and the awarding of the tax credit the department of revenue shall certify to the film production company and the department of commerce the amount of the tax credit awarded.

(e) The secretary of commerce and the secretary of revenue are hereby authorized to adopt rules and regulations to implement and administer the provisions of this act.

History: L. 2007, ch. 184, § 4; L. 2009, ch. 142, § 7; May 28.


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