The following are the rules and requirements for the Illinois Film Tax Credit:
- Illinois Production Spending includes tangible, personal property and services purchased from Illinois vendors and compensation paid to Illinois resident employees and non-resident labor up to $500,000 per worker in the following positions: Director, Writer, Director of Photography, Production Designer, Costume Designer, Production Accountant, VFX Supervisor, Editor, Composer, Actor for work performed in Illinois. For qualified productions spending $25,000,000 or less, no more than 2 non-resident actors qualify. For qualified productions spending $25,000,000+, no more than 4 non-resident actors qualify. For a television series, qualifying non-resident wages are limited to the entire season.
- Must spend at least $50,000 in Illinois Production Spending for a project less than 30 minutes.
- Must spend at least $100,000 in Illinois Production Spending for a project 30 minutes or over.
- Receipts and financial materials must be processed by a Certified Public Accountant.