Media & entertainment

Putting the spotlight on your finances

Talented performers, managers and personalities still have to deal with their taxes. We’re sorry to say it’s unavoidable.

If you find yourself out on tour or working late nights, it can be difficult to schedule the time to carry out all of the tax returns and sort through all of your expenses.

So let us do it for you. At Cottons, we work closely with media industry professionals and help them keep on top of their obligations to HMRC, so they can focus on what they do best.

If you want to claim tax relief on work carried out in the UK, you’ll have to pass a cultural test which sets standards against the work you do to check if you’re eligible for reclaiming some of the production costs.

If you’re in the film industry, for example, you may be able to keep 10% of your budget for work completed in the UK if you meet the eligibility criteria.

We always recommend talking to a professional about your tax claims. With how expensive it can be to run a production or organise a tour, it pays to have a team of professionals to help you throughout the process.

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