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Rebates

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

Submit all forms and backup documentation to info@filmsarasota.com.

 

 

Sarasota County Local Film , TV & Media Rebate

20% cash back on private sector qualified expenditures  and up to a 100% cash rebate on county governmental fees. *****Combined rebate for both categories shall not exceed $25,000.00 , Unless approved by the Board Of County Commissioners prior to principal photography.***** Call: 941 309-1200 X104 SARASOTA COUNTY FILM, TELEVISION, MEDIA PRODUCTION/POST PRODUCTION CASH REBATE REBATE PROGRAM Application and SARASOTA  COUNTY CASH REBATE INCENTIVE QUALIFIED EXPENDITURES

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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.