Tax-Free Income for Filming at Your Home?


According to film location scout Wilson Wu, the “rent” or “location fee” earned by a homeowner for a film shoot is free from federal taxation as long as you don’t have more than 14 film shoots in a  tax year. (Check with your tax advisor to see if you qualify!)

Good deal, eh? Especially in this economic time when a location fee can easily pay for a whole month’s mortgage. We’ve assisted location scouts with residential, commercial and municipal properties in the last few years.

Are you interested in offering up your property for a film crew to use? Occupants of a home used for film shoots must be comfortable with the “intrusion” of a film crew and must be able to stay “out of the way” while filming is in progress.

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5 Responses to “Tax-Free Income for Filming at Your Home?”

  1. Felie and Marshall Mitzman on June 18, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    What are you needing?

  2. Anna May on June 19, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Marshall & Felie, we put out a broadcast that we’re in search of a 50′s-70′s ranch-style tract home with hardwood floors in the master bedroom. We sent the location scout to the Woodland Estates last evening. Might you have been interested?

  3. Marie Lehn on June 28, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I would like to talk to you about filming our house. Please call me at 510-909-5213 to discuss further. If we are not a good fit for this project, maybe another one. Thank you.
    Marie Lehn

  4. Marie Lehn on June 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Please call me at 510-909-5213. We have a ranch style house built in 1950. Thank you.

  5. Marie Lehn on June 28, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Please call 510-909-5213.