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Filming on Location? It’s Lights, Camera, Tax Breaks! (Podcast)

July 2, 2020, 7:24 PM

By now it’s no secret that many states offer film and television productions huge tax breaks. But what you may not know is that those tax breaks can be bought and sold, and they’ve been ending up in the hands of some very wealthy businesses and individuals—including one person who is arguably the wealthiest, most famous woman on Earth.

On this week’s episode of our podcast, Talking Tax, reporter Sam McQuillan explains to host Siri Bulusu why Hollywood studios are selling the tax credits they get from states, who’s buying these credits, and whether there’s any momentum among policy makers to address this show business tax scheme.

To contact the reporter on this story: David Schultz in Washington at dschultz@bloombergindustry.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Rachael Daigle at rdaigle@bloombergindustry.com; Kathy Larsen at klarsen@bloombergtax.com

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