The IPA was a driving force behind the development and passing of the Illinois Film Production Tax Credit Act in 2004, which put the state back on the industry radar with a 20% tax credit. In 2008, the IPA’s lobbying efforts paid off again when the tax credit increased to 30%, and the sunset clause was deferred until May 2021. The enhanced tax incentive provided the long-term sustainability needed to draw major television production to the state. Since then, such shows as: Boss, The Chicago Code, Chicago Fire, The Mob Doctor, The Playboy Club, Shameless, and Underemployed have used Illinois as a backdrop. Moving forward, the IPA continues to work with the Illinois Film Office and state leaders to improve the tax incentive while preserving its economic sustainability.
Click HERE more information on the Illinois Film Services Tax Credit and download an application.