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Guide to new exhibition tax claims

Date 25 February 2020
Time (Registration 10am) Event 10.15am - 1.30pm
Venue Arts & Business Scotland, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ
Organiser Arts & Business Scotland


£55 + VAT for Arts & Business Scotland members (Arts & Heritage)

£85 + VAT for Arts & Business Scotland members (Corporate)



£85 + VAT for non-members (Arts & Heritage)

£105 + VAT for non-members (Corporate)

About the Event

Don't miss out - HMRC are giving away millions of pounds to help you create new exhibitions.

Attend our NEW training seminar if you tick yes to the following three questions. Whether you currently pay tax or not, big savings could come your way.


* Are you a charity or subsidiary engaged in creating new exhibitions?

* Do you maintain a museum, community arts centre, gallery, library, archive or historic house with collections?

* Do you also curate exhibitions of collections of objects that are of artistic, historic, scientific or cultural interest?


If you have ticked yes to all three, then don't miss this training event.

Remember charities don't need to be paying tax to benefit, whether you pay tax or not you could be entitled to claim cash from HMRC. 

This seminar, brought to you in partnership with Scott-Moncrieff, is a must for anyone who wants to understand more about whether they qualify and how to collate the information to make a claim. 

The training will be delivered by Kirsty Murray (Director of Tax) and Lyn Murphy (Tax Manager), Scott-Moncrieff, experts in Creative Industries Tax Reliefs having claimed back over £7m for their clients.

 The exhibitions must be a collection of objects that are of artistic, historic, scientific or culture interest but the objects must not be for sale or the display part of a competition. MGTR is available for expenditure incurred from 1 April 2017. Claims are made as part of a charity tax return and should be submitted to HMRC within 24 months of the company's year-end.


The course will cover:

* The basics

* If your entity qualify

* If your exhibitions qualify

* Touring and non-touring exhibitions

* Qualifying expenditure and how to collate it

* How to prepare a claim

* A case study


"The morning was one of the most worthwhile and effective bits of training I have done in years."

Mungo Campbell, The Hunterian


"It was very informative and well focussed, examples used were specific to everyone's type of organisation."

Anne-Marie Platt, National Theatre of Scotland


"Focussed seminar addressing common tax issues for arts organisations in plain English from knowledgeable experts."

Muriel Robertson, Bloody Scotland


"A 'must attend' session"

Martina Kutzer-Prenzlow, Fife Cultural Trust


"Well paced, informative, at right level."

Murray Wilson, Project Ability


"The whole thing was valuable. I liked the format and being able to ask questions and have discussion throughout - lots of interesting scenarios came up from participants."

Dallas Mechan, Fife Cultural Trust

Event includes tea, coffee and light lunch.

Register online