UK Film Tax Relief

Written by Arnold Hill on June 26, 2017

For all British qualifying films of any budget level, the film production company can now claim a payable cash rebate of up to 25% of UK qualifying expenditure. The tax relief is capped at 80% of core expenditure i.e. even if you spend 100% qualifying expenditure in the UK, tax relief is payable on up to 80%.

 Tax relief is available for British qualifying films and films must either pass the cultural test or qualify as an official co-production.  Films must also be intended for theatrical release and must reach a minimum UK spend requirement of 10%.

 UK qualifying production expenditure is defined as expenditure incurred on filming activities (pre-production, principal photography and post production) which take place within the UK, irrespective of the nationality of the persons carrying out the activity.

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