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 [...]

Producer Offset, QAPE, PDV changes and production timelines

Should the Producer Offset changes move your production timelines? At the end of September, the Australian Government announced changes to Australia’s screen production incentives. The [...]

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 [...]

Government incentives you need to know about

Government incentives you need to know about Description: In response to the unfolding coronavirus crisis, the government has announced a range of measures to help support individuals and [...]

Managing your production business during uncertain times

We’re living in unprecedented times. Things change day by day. It’s leaving us all feeling uncertain, overwhelmed and out of control. But, as the world experiences the ongoing impacts of [...]

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 [...]

Common production funding options – and the traps to look out for

Money makes the world go around – and it makes productions happen. With each potential funding option, there are a few distinct things you should look out for. Make sure you go into any [...]

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