Film Tax Credit Incentive
Pennsylvania offers a 25% Tax Credit to films that spend at least 60% of their total production budget in the Commonwealth. Eligible projects include: feature films, tv films, tv talk or game show series, tv commercials, and tv pilots or episodes intended as programming for a national audience. Applications can be filed up to 90 days prior to the start date of principal photography.
To apply for the Tax Credit Incentive, please visit the Pennsylvania Film Office Site. The Pocono Film Commission can also assist with required paperwork and as a production liaison. Contact us for details.
Hotel Tax Exemption
No hotel tax for stays in excess of 30 days or more.
Free Use of State-Owned Property
Except for extraordinary activities, no department or agency of the Commonwealth may charge a fee or other cost, except the actual costs incurred by the affected department or agency, for the use of State-owned property for the purpose of making commercial motion pictures. We invite you to contact the Pennsylvania Film Office for further explanation of this program.