We know many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate their perseverance and know they share our commitment to keeping our residents healthy. The state, working with its federal partners, has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. Individuals can call 2-1-1 for more information.

Film/TV/Digital Media Tax Exemptions


The Office of Film, TV & Digital Media offers incentives to encourage production in Connecticut. To that end, certain expenses associated with a production may qualify for tax exemptions.

Here is a list of available tax exemptions:

Hotel Tax Exemption
The 12% hotel occupancy tax only applies to the first 30 consecutive days. Occupancy beyond that period is not subject to the tax. Find details here.

Sales Tax Exemptions
Certain materials and equipment purchased or leased to create audio or video productions may qualify for sales tax exemptions. This includes motion picture and video equipment, sound recording equipment and equipment used to create master copies. See a complete list of items that do and do not qualify and download a purchase certificate here.


For more information contact Ed Ruggiero, Film Tax Credit administrator, at (860) 500-2411 or Ed.Ruggiero@ct.gov.