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Sarasota County offers a unique rebate for Local production and post-production of Film, Commercials, TV, web, print and other media of up to 100% cash rebate on Sarasota County Government fees and services PLUS up to 20% cash back on qualified expenditures for goods and services in Sarasota County up to a total combined $25,000.00

Submit all forms and backup documentation to



Sarasota County Local Film, TV & Media Rebate

For more information call: 941 309-1200 X104 

Rebate Form W-9 2018

Some of Sarasota County's Positive Business Climate Benefits

SMART - Sarasota Means Action Response Team

A streamlined permitting process to allow targeted business sectors the ability to plan and develop a facility in Sarasota County, in accordance with their deadlines and goals.

City of Sarasota "Qualified Opportunity Zones"

Four areas in the City of Sarasota were recently designated as “Qualified Opportunity Zones” as part of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The program provides tax advantages for individuals and corporations that invest in the zones, which were selected based on poverty rate, family income, unemployment and other factors.

Entertainment Industry Tax Exemptions

To support the growth of creative industries and foster synergies with our existing firms and services, businesses in this industry are offered tax relief on transactions that deal specifically with the business of making a film or recording of any kind.

Road Impact Fee Mitigation Program

Businesses providing a minimum of 10 new jobs and are considered export-oriented can qualify to have up to 100% of the road impact fee mitigated by the County.