Written by on Apr 5, 2012. Posted in Incentive News

Ireland to review location filming incentive after UK TV announcement

Ireland will be reviewing its location filming tax relief programmes in the wake of the UK’s plans to launch its own TV incentives. Ireland has become a TV production hub in recent years and its filming industries want to keep it that way.

Seán Kyne, TD (Teachta Dála) Galway West, addressed the issue in the Irish Parliament this week, the Galway Advertiser reports: “The tax reliefs and incentives are as important to the creative industries as the 12.5% Corporation Tax rate is to business and industry.

I’m certain both reviews will provide a compelling case to increase and enhance our incentives so that Ireland stays ahead of the competition.

Seán Kyne, TD Galway West

“I’m certain both reviews will demonstrate this and provide a compelling case to increase and enhance our incentives so that Ireland stays ahead of the competition.”

In recent years Ireland has hosted high-end TV shows like Camelot, The Tudors and, more recently, Titanic: Blood & Steel, but more of these productions could choose to film in the UK when new TV tax credits are launched.

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