How do I apply for the Producer Tax Offset?

What is the producer tax offset? Before we dive in, a quick refresher. A tax offset normally reduces the amount of tax you actually pay. A refundable tax offset can actually generate a tax refund [...]

Business Structures for Filmmakers

There will come a time in the life-cycle of your business when you may need to reconsider the legal structure under which your business operates. Such considerations and restructuring can be [...]

The Costs of COVID-Safe Filming

  COVID-19 has presented all industries with unprecedented challenges and the arts industry in particular has faced major upheavals. With limits to people gathering, physical distancing [...]

ASIC: Do you know your requirements?

Starting and managing your own business is a steep learning curve, and all the bureaucracy involved is often overwhelming. As a creative, all the paperwork can feel like a frustrating distraction [...]

Income averaging: The concessional tax treatment every creative should understand

Don’t feel left out if you haven’t heard of this before. This is a very specialised aspect of tax. In fact, your accountant (unless they specialise in creative industries, like us!) might not [...]

At what stage do you need a production accountant?

Numbers aren’t for everyone. Which is why the benefits of using a production accountant can be obvious to many. But when should you call us in? While we can get started at any stage, it is best [...]

Crowdsourcing and equity in the film industry – the new frontier

We’ve previously written about the different ways you can fund your production. Most common are loans, a distributor advance or through equity. Alongside grants and any money borrowed against the [...]

Using a substituted accounting period to access your Producer’s Offset sooner

When you look to access your Producer Offset, you usually have two options. Get your Producer’s Offset with your Tax Return. This can be almost a year later, leaving a large gap (especially if [...]

Using Special Purpose Vehicles for filmmaking in Australia

When you’re involved in production you need to be comfortable with a range of accounting terms and business structures. None more so than ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’. No, it’s not a car. If you’ve [...]

What is the Producer Tax Offset? A guide for new producers

If you’re planning a future in Australian film and television production, then you’ll need to get to know the Producer Tax Offset. Why? The Producer Tax Offset – or just the Producer Offset – is [...]

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