ITALIAN TAX CREDIT IS ONE OF THE BEST INCENTIVE FOR FOREIGN FILMS IN THE WORLD
ITALIAN TAX CREDIT SCHEME FOR FOREIGN FILM
The Italian tax credit incentive supporting all audiovisual productions for international feature films, telemovies, television and web series, and video games.
The tax credit allows for a saving up to 30% of the eligible costs of production. And such eligible production costs cannot exceed the 75% of the overall budget for a single project.
THERE IS NO CAP PER PROJECT BUT A MAXIMUM CREDIT OF €20 MILLION EURO AVAILABLE FOR EACH ITALIAN PRODUCTION SERVICE COMPANY
Foreign producers are not qualified to apply directly for the Italian tax credit. An Italian production service company is only entitled to apply to the scheme. The Italian company will be subject to taxation in Italy and should meet certain legal requirements.
Tax credit percentage equal to 30% of the eligible costs of production paid by the Italian producer for each project. Production expenses, including pre and post-production expenses on Italian territory not to exceed the 75% of the total project budget.
One sixth of the 75% of the total project budget incurred in another EU country to be considered as expenses incurred in Italy.
THE ITALIAN TAX CREDIT ALLOWS ACTUAL SAVINGS DURING THE PRODUCTION PROCESS OF YOUR PROJECT
In order to get the Tax Credit
An Italian Production Service Company should submit the Tax Credit Applications to the Ministry of Culture.
Step 1: Preliminary Application
Such application should be submitted by the Italian company within 90 days prior to beginning of activities of the Italian Production Service Company. and must be countersigned by the Foreign Producer. The actual use of the tax credit is conditional upon this application;
Step 2: Cultural Eligibility
This step is part of the preliminary application, and the Ministry of Culture shall confirm if the picture is eligible or not within the 30 days following the submission date of the preliminary application;