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EDITORIAL: It's time to give the film tax credit another chance

The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Wed, February 9, 2022, 8:17 AM·3 min read

Feb. 9—In 2017, West Virginia did away with its film tax credit. At the time, the film credit, issued by the Film Office, was the domain of the Tourism Office, under the umbrella of the Department of Commerce. The DoC audited the film tax credit program and found it wasn't beneficial the state, so it and the whole program were abolished. Over the years, several attempts have been made to resurrect the film tax credit, and we hope this year, it succeeds. With the rise of streaming platforms producing their own content, this is the perfect time to reopen the state to the film industry. Production will bring an influx of dollars to West Virginia towns and create in-state opportunities for West Virginia artists. READ MORE


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