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