A Guide to the Tax Credit (Section 481)

Ireland’s 32% Tax Credit For Film, TV & Animation

  • The rate of tax credit is worth up to 32% of eligible Irish expenditure
  • €70 million per project cap
  • No annual limit
  • International cast and crew working in Ireland qualify
  • Available on all goods and services sourced in Ireland

Eligible Expenditure Criteria

The payable tax credit is based on the cost of all cast and crew working in Ireland, and all goods and services sourced in Ireland. This includes post production and/or VFX.

What types of projects qualify?

The incentive applies to feature film, television drama (singles or series), animation (excluding computer games) and creative documentary. Projects must pass the Section 481 Cultural Test

Further Information

Green Film Making

The WRAP Fund values and is committed to safeguarding the rich quality of life, clean environment and unique heritage of the Region. Any company or project in receipt of support is encouraged to employ a green film-making policy throughout production. For practical information and advice, please see Screen Ireland’s Green Production Toolkit


The WRAP Region has been home to studio blockbusters, independent film, global animation and major television dramas. The Region also hosts a growing games sector. Over the last century, celebrated filmmakers such as Robert Flaherty (MAN OF ARAN), John Ford (THE QUIET MAN), John Huston (THE DEAD), Jim Sheridan (THE FIELD, THE SECRET SCRIPTURE), Ken Loach (JIMMY’S HALL), John Michael McDonagh (THE GUARD, CALVARY) and Lenny Abrahamson (GARAGE) are amongst those that have captured the stunning locations of the West of Ireland in their work.

See the current list here