New tax credit session for foreign works is now open


Submissions accepted from 10 January to 17 February

A new session for submissions for the so-called “foreign tax credit”, the tax credit for executive production of foreign works, is now open: applications may be submitted from 10 a.m. on 10 January 2023 to 11.59 p.m. on 17 February 2023 (CET) through the DGCOL platform that can be accessed from the website of the Direzione generale Cinema e audiovisivo of the Ministry of Culture.

Applications may be submitted for works that have already been completed (totally or in part); for works that will have completed at least two weeks of work within the 90 days following the date of submission; or works that have completed 25% (minimum) of the work days.

The following costs are eligible for inclusion in the calculation of the tax credit, to a maximum of 80% of the overall cost of the production:

  • goods and services from individual or juridical persons fiscally resident in Italy;
  • goods or services supplied in Italy by companies with legal headquarters and fiscal domicile in Italy or which are subject to taxation in Italy, or, depending on the conditions of reciprocity, by companies with headquarters and nationality in a different member state of the European Economic Area with an established agency, office or representation in Italy that executes its activity primarily in Italy and is subject to taxation in Italy;
  • costs relating to individuals who are not fiscally resident in Italy but subject to taxation in Italy in relation to the specific income generated by the aforementioned cost.

For more information about how to submit an application, consult the announcement on the DGCA website.

A summary of the legislation is available in the Funding section on the Italy for Movies portal.