Production Incentives

The TTFC has recently enhanced its competitive rebate program with a view towards attracting International producers to Trinidad & Tobago. The Production Expenditure Rebate Program now provides cash rebates up to 50% for expenditures on qualifying local labour and 35% on other local expenditures.

Production Expenditure Rebate for International crews:

Expenditure Rebate
($US)

Rebate*
  Labour Other
US$ 100,000 - US$ 499,999 27.5% 12.5%
US$ 500,000 - US$ 999,999 30% 15%
US$ 1,000,000 - US$ 3,000,000 50% 35%

* The maximum rebate payable is 1,500,000 (subject to exchange rate fluctuations)

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Production Expenditure Rebate for Local crews:

Expenditure Rebate
($TT

Rebate*
  Labour Other
TT$ 100,000 - TT$ 19,200,000 50% 35%

* The maximum rebate payable is TT $9,600,000

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These rebates apply for the following areas of filmmaking:

  • Rental of local equipment, supplies and services
  • Payment to the Police, Fire and Ambulance Services
  • Wardrobe, props and related items
  • Location fees
  • Employment of local cast and crew
  • Accommodation and food
  • Local travel and transportation costs (including drivers)

The TTFC will evaluate the applications with special reference to:

  • The total estimated expenditure in Trinidad and Tobago
  • The level of employment of Trinidad and Tobago crew
  • A script that does not portray Trinidad and Tobago in a negative light.

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