Incentives & Resources
City & County of San Francisco Incentives
Clean Technology Payroll Tax Exclusion
San Francisco offers a local Payroll Tax Exclusion for up to 10 years until 2020 for qualified businesses with less than 100 employees. Firms engaged in production, installation and related clean energy development may qualify. Clean Technology Business Exclusion and Credit
Central Market/ Tenderloin Payroll Tax Exclusion
The Central Market/Tenderloin Payroll Tax Exclusion (CMTPTE) exempts businesses located within the defined exclusion area from additional payroll tax as they add new jobs during any six years in an eight-year period. This exemption area encompasses 73 office buildings with 3.3 million square feet of space. The effective date of the CMTPTE is April 20, 2011 and is available for an 8 year period. Any business, within the specified area, that is subject to payroll tax is eligible for enrollment in the program and is able to claim the exclusion for a maximum of 6 years.
Film Production/Scene in San Francisco
San Francisco offers a refund on all San Francisco Payroll Tax (1.5%) and City fees up to the amount of $600,000 during production within San Francisco of a feature film, television program or pilot.