UK offers tax benefits to film, TV and video game creators – El Nuevo Diario (Dominican Republic)

TV and video game content at the beginning of 2024. (Image: external source)

The New Diary, London. The United Kingdom is offering new tax assistance to national producers of film, television content and video games from the beginning of 2024, the British Department for the Economy announced.

As of January 1, these types of productions will receive greater tax breaks, as well as “greater flexibility in production decisions and more transparency about how much they can receive from credit companies.”

With the new rule, children's content and TV animation, as well as films with expenses exceeding one million pounds (about 1.15 million euros) will receive an additional tax benefit of 42,500 pounds (about 48,800 euros).

For its part, the rest of the television, cinema or video game productions will receive an additional tax benefit of 5,000 pounds sterling (about 5,700 euros).

Although the new procedure comes into effect on January 1, and to facilitate adaptation to products whose development extends until April 1, 2025, they will be able to benefit from the previous tax system until April 1, 2027.

According to Finance Minister Nigel Huddleston, the executive hopes this aid will support “the creators of future Barbie, Happy Valley or Grand Theft Auto.”

He added: “The UK is a world leader in creativity and we want to ensure this continues into the future by facilitating the success of British films, TV content and video games.”

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