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Rep. Dovilla Announces Passage of Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit: Bill Moves to Governor’s Desk for Enactment

COLUMBUS— State Representative Mike Dovilla (R-Berea) announced passage of his Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit legislation by the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate.

Originally introduced as House Bill 521, Representative Dovilla’s legislation was amended into House Bill 508. As a result, there will be an increase in the maximum total amount of tax credits allowed for completion of motion pictures certified as tax credit-eligible productions from $20 million to $40 million per fiscal biennium. Because Ohio is one of 38 states that offer tax credits for motion pictures produced within the state, doubling the amount of tax credits would make Ohio more competitive with other states and help attract additional revenue.

“Over the past three weeks,