H.4149 Live Theatre Tax Incentive Pilot Program
Pre-Broadway productions, pre off-Broadway productions and national tour launches generate a tremendous financial benefit to the states where those productions take place. As shows develop and go through technical rehearsals, productions often stay in markets for multiple weeks and even months on end. Money is spent in those cities and states by the production team, company, crew, staff as well as patrons that travel to see the show, stimulating local economies through hospitality, dining, utilities, retail goods and more.
These productions happen every year. We in the Commonwealth are currently at a competitive disadvantage to other states that currently offer a Live Entertainment Tax Incentive.
The proposal put forth in bill H. 4149 would create a tax credit as a pilot program for Pre-Broadway productions, Pre Off-Broadway productions and national tour launches across Massachusetts in order to attract this type of economic stimulus to the Commonwealth. It also draws first-class talent and programming offerings to the Commonwealth, enriching all of us through the benefits of live performance.
The bill is currently pending before legislators at the State House.
On February 27, it was reported favorably by the Joint Committee on Revenue and referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Boston Magazine has showed support for the bill and the type of shows it helps attract. Click here to read more!
- Read the Bill: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H4149
- Tax credit luring pre-Broadway shows to Chicago - The San Diego Union-Tribune
- New York Continues Tax Credit for Upstate Broadway Tours - Backstage
- Beautiful — the Carole King Musical’ to start 2015 national tour in Providence - Providence Journal
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Want more information? Drop us a line at InfoColonial@theambassadors.com . We’d love to hear from you.
- Contact your legislators to urge their support of H. 4149
- To find your legislators, visit www.wheredoivotema.com
- Discuss the bill with influencers and colleagues in your community and ask them to contact their legislators as well.
- Post about the bill on social media platforms and other public outlets available to you.
- Recirculate stories or posts on the topic. Where appropriate, tag other organizations or legislators you have spoken with regarding the bill.