Orchestra Tax Relief (OTR) is a government initiative for instrumental groups (not only orchestras!) where you could receive a payment from HMRC equal to a percentage of your production costs.
Despite being called 'Orchestra Tax Relief':
- the initiative can apply to many types of instrumental group – so don’t be put off if your group is not a traditional orchestra
- you don’t have to be paying tax to claim it.
Groups who put on eligible performances can submit a claim to HMRC each year for the payment.