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Montana Commercial Production Incentives

State Incentives
Type of IncentiveTransferable Tax Credit
Incentive Amount30-35%
ResidencyBoth residents and non-residents can qualify
Minimum Spend$350,000. Smaller projects may be aggregated by applicant in one tax year to reach minimum spend.
Production CapNone
Salary CapNo limit on base 20% credit, but limited for various bonus incentive categories up to the 35% limit.
Annual Cap$10,000,000. Program sunsets December 31, 2029
Application TimelineAn application must be filed prior to the start of principal photography. There is a $500 non-refundable application fee.
Loan-Out RegistrationYes
Loan-Out Withholding6.9%
CPA AuditYes

Montana Film Office


Commercial projects must be distributed outside of Montana. Commercials distributed only via the internet and corporate videos are not eligible for the program.