tax rebate for foreign productions

Basic requirements:

· A million euros spent in the Canary Islands
· Minimum production budget 2 million euros
· Contracting a film producer registered with the Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts, (ICCA), who has his/her tax residence in the Canary Islands
· For Animation the mininum spent in the Canaries is 200.000€


tax credit per investment in Spanish productions

Basic requirements:

· Obtención del A Canaries Audiovisual Work Certificate

· At least 50% of the deduction base must correspond to expenditure incurred in Spain


Corporate Income Tax rate

Film companies based on the islands can benefit from a reduced Corporate Income Tax rate of 4% as ZEC entities (Canary Islands Special Zone), under the framework of the Canary Islands Economic and Tax regime, ranging the archipelago the perfect place to set up your business.

The Islands, being a Spanish Autonomous Community, are ruled by European Union regulations, which allow the free movement of citizens. The Euro is the official currency. As European residents they enjoy all the rights and privileges granted by the agreements concerning European citizens under the 1992 Treaty of Maastricht. More information about how to become a ZEC Entity.


IGIC (Regional VAT)

A zero rate is applied to the production of feature films, drama, animation or documentary series.

Check Eligible Expenditure
Check the Tax Guide

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