Aaron Brown has worked with the New Mexico Film Production Tax Credit since the credit was created in 2003.
Now the Deputy Director of Audit at the Audit and Compliance Division of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, he has more than 19 years of experience in audit, including 11 years in a leadership role with the state’s film tax credit program.
Aaron oversees the application process for the film tax credit program, which in 2019 more than doubled its annual tax credit cap – from $50 million to $110 million. Needless to say, he’s busier than ever: The state is seeing up to three times more program applications this year than in previous years; Albuquerque was named the number one place to live and work as a filmmaker in 2019 by MovieMaker; and, as noted by Variety, Netflix said it expects to spend $100 million every year on production in New Mexico for the next 10 years.
Before serving as Deputy Director of Audit for the program, Aaron was Film Tax Credit Bureau Chief in Audit for many years and has lead various teams responsible for the success of the program.
Aaron and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from New Mexico Highlands University.