Certain entertainment-related types of businesses are eligible for Enterprise Zone benefits if they complete an eligible project anywhere in Stamford, and may be eligible for greater benefits in the city's Entertainment District (anywhere south of the Merritt Parkway.) Under this program, any type of real property improvement is eligible for an enhanced property tax if the business provides goods or services related to the entertainment industry.
This tax credit program was established to encourage the production of digital media and motion pictures in the State of Connecticut. Eligible production companies can receive a tax credit of up to 30% on qualified digital media and motion picture production, pre-production, and post-production expenses incurred in the state.
State-certified digital animation production companies engage in digital animation production activities on an on-going basis. A tax credit is given on a graduated scale based on expenses.