The Department supports the development and expansion of the film and television production sector. In that regard the Department works with the Irish Film Board / Screen Ireland to ensure that Ireland is maximised as a location for international film production.

Irish Film Board

The Irish Film Board is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise. The agency supports writers, directors and production companies across these sectors by providing investment loans for the development, production and distribution of film, television and animation projects. The Irish Film Board, although funded by this Department, is completely independent in its day-to-day operations.  Further information regarding the role of the Irish Film Board is available on its website at www.irishfilmboard.ie

Section 481 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (Film Tax Relief Scheme)

Section 481 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 is a tax credit provided by the Irish Government as an incentive to film and television production in Ireland.  It was first introduced in 1984 to contribute to the development and sustainability of the Irish film and screen industry which supports a significant number of jobs in the domestic economy. The relief is available to film producer companies provided certain conditions, as laid out in statute and regulations, and as specified in the film certificate, are met.

The scheme is administered by the Revenue Commissioners with input from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

To access full details regarding the scheme please click on the following link from the Revenue Commissioners website: http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/leaflets/it57.html

Summary of Key Statistics 1994-2014

For more information please contact:

Film Unit, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, New Road, Killarney, Co Kerry.

Tel: (+353 64) 6627214
Email: filmunit@chg.gov.ie

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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