Orchestra Tax Relief

Online member meetup (Scotland)

Running your leisure-time music group means keeping on top of regulatory changes, finding new ways of working and making the most of new opportunities to perform or to promote your group. Alison Reeves, our manager in Scotland, will be leading this session for our members in Scotland to find out the latest news and guidance, to get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

In this meetup we’ll:

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup (Northern Ireland)

Running your leisure-time music group means keeping on top of regulatory changes, finding new ways of working and making the most of new opportunities to perform or to promote your group. Stephen McNally, our manager in Northern Ireland, will be leading this session for our members in Northern Ireland to find out the latest news and guidance, to get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

In this meetup we’ll:

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Online member meetup

Running your leisure-time music group means keeping on top of regulatory changes, finding new ways of working and making the most of new opportunities to perform or to promote your group. We’re providing a regular opportunity for our members to find out the latest news and guidance, to get in touch with each other, to share learning and ideas and to support one other.

In this meetup we’ll:

Location

ONLINE
United Kingdom

Orchestra Tax Relief overview: What it is, who can benefit and how we can help

Orchestra Tax Relief (OTR) is a government initiative that means instrumental groups could receive a payment from HMRC equal to a percentage of their 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. 

Orchestra Tax Relief service

Member groups can register for our Orchestra Tax Relief (OTR) claim service. 

Orchestra Tax Relief (OTR) overview - webinar

This online webinar will introduce you to Orchestra Tax Relief, a new source of income for instrumental groups with 12 or more performers, explaining what it is and how your group can benefit from it.

 

You can find out more about OTR, including whether you are eligible and how to claim, in our resources:

Orchestra Tax Relief (OTR), part 1: Is it for you?

This introduction is the first of three documents on Orchestra Tax Relief (OTR). It gives you an overview of what it is and how it works, and an overall idea if this is something your group would like to look into.

To help you decide we also have two additional documents –

Orchestra Tax Relief (OTR), part 2: Getting set up

This introduction is the second of three documents on Orchestra Tax Relief (OTR). It gives you an overview of how to set up and run a production company to claim OTR. 

OTR Toolkit: setting up a production company

This toolkit is part of our 'OTR, Part 2' guidance and explains how to set up and run a production company.

If you have not read our guidance (on what OTR is and how to claim), we suggest you read it before using this toolkit:

OTR Toolkit: running a production company

This toolkit is part of our 'OTR, Part 2' guidance and explains how to set up and run a production company.

If you have not read our guidance (on what OTR is and how to claim) we suggest you read it before using this toolkit: