Film and Entertainment

GTN has significant experience in tax matters for actors and production companies in the the Film and Television industry. We currently assist actors and producers working solely in the UK or in multiple countries through our global partner network.

We assist actors with all international tax requirements when performing / filming overseas, including:

  • Assessing tax residency in the UK and overseas jurisdictions
  • Analysis of applicable tax treaties
  • Tax estimates for overseas tax liabilities and confirmation of withholding rates
  • Preparation and submission of overseas tax returns
  • Foreign tax credit claims in home country to avoid double taxation

We also assist production companies establishing and administering HMRC qualifying Special Purpose Vehicles for film and television. Our specialist team has acted as tax advisers in a number of feature films for independent British production companies.

Our services to production companies include:

  • Advising on appropriate entities (SPV)
  • Obtaining HMRC Advance Assurance for EIS/SEIS where applicable
  • Set up of SPV under HMRC qualifying rules
  • Management of SPV including issue of shares, corporate tax filings and annual accounts
  • Application and issue of SEIS / EIS Compliance Certificates for investors
  • Application for HMRC Film Tax Credits

Our services to investors includes:

  • Advice on tax efficient investment planning under SEIS and EIS arrangements and qualification criteria
  • Review of optimum investment levels, including carry back capacity
  • Preparation of tax claims and annual tax returns
  • Review of Investor Pack and profit share arrangements

For further information please contact Richard Watts-Joyce on 0207 100 2126.

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