Revenue dropped disclosure rule after lobbying by film producers

Rules scrapped amid concerns Ireland at disadvantage

3rd April, 2016
Film and television productions in Ireland no longer have to disclose their expenditure in order to claim tax relief Pic:

Screen Producers Ireland, the representative group for the independent production sector, successfully lobbied Revenue to strike out a rule that required productions to disclose their costs to qualify for a tax relief.

Barbara Galavan, the chief executive of Screen Producers Ireland, wrote to the Revenue Commissioners about the issue last year.

In emails released under the Freedom of Information Act, Galavan said that publishing costs would likely lead to productions deciding not to locate a...

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