About Us

Creative Tax Reliefs Limited was formed by Graham Suggett, former Lead Tax Specialist with HMRC’s Creative Industries Unit. This unit is solely responsible for reviewing and approving all claims for creative tax credits made to HMRC as well as encouraging the take up of the reliefs through advising accountants and working with representative bodies like UKIE, UK Theatre, SOLT and Making Music.

Seeing that too few creative companies were claiming the tax credits available to them, particularly small and medium sized companies including charities, and wanting the opportunity to work directly with the companies themselves, he left and set up Creative Tax Reliefs Limited in April 2017.

Since starting we have claimed over £1.9 million in tax credits for our clients.  With our knowledge of the legislation and HMRC’s processes our aim is to always maximise your claim whilst minimising your effort.

Our clients include video games companies, film companies, orchestra companies and theatre companies covering opera, ballet, contemporary dance, youth theatre, pantomime, Theatre in Education and more.

Whether you are a commercial company, a charitable company or a not-for-profit company, we are here to help you claim the maximum tax credit to which you are entitled.

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Testimonials

"I am so pleased and relieved that Graham got in touch with me about Theatre Tax Relief. I had mistakenly thought that we were not eligible but so far Graham has claimed nearly £100,000 in tax credit for us. This is not only an enormous benefit and can be ploughed back into the work that we do but it would have been extremely short-sighted of us not to be claiming the money that is due to us. Graham has made the whole process so simple and easy. I cannot recommend him highly enough"
Sarah Gobran, Co-Founder & Producer of The Guildford Shakespeare Company
"NCO engaged Graham at the start of 2019 and has developed a wholly positive and ongoing relationship ever since. Not only has Graham increased our understanding of OTR and how it applies to NCO, he has taken all the stress and strain away from the process. His previous experience as a tax specialist at HMRC has proved invaluable as has his ability to explain the complexities to us in a way we can understand! I cannot recommend Graham more highly. "
Sophie Lewis, Managing Director of the National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain
"Graham explained very clearly what was needed and then delivered exactly as he said he would. Graham prepared the computations and submitted the claims on our behalf and we didn't have to deal with HMRC at all. This was the easiest piece of tax work that we have ever had to do"
Matthew Quirk of The Merry Opera Company
"Our accountant struggled with VGTR so we engaged Graham and his company. Graham prepared all the necessary computations and submitted the claim on our behalf. This was paid by HMRC without question and in an amount in excess of what we had previously expected. We are delighted and cannot recommend Graham or his company highly enough"
Ashley Stancill, Director at HyperSloth Games
"With no clear guidance on how to claim Theatre Tax Relief and after spending a considerable amount of time consulting with colleagues, accountants, reading huge, incomprehensible HMRC guidelines and generally worrying that the company was missing the TTR boat, I spoke to Graham. Everything was plain sailing for us after the initial consultation – with very little effort on our part, Graham made a successful submission and we have just received a substantial payment. I am delighted at the outcome and have no hesitation in recommending Graham and his company"
Sue Andrews, former Executive Director of Northern Broadsides Theatre Company
"I have been aware of Theatre Tax Relief for a few years now but the process of claiming the money was daunting. We didn't have the resources or the expertise to make the claim. Graham made the process of claiming Theatre Tax Relief very straight forward. He kept me informed of developments and answered all my questions. I provided him with information and he did the rest"
Shona Rattray, General Manager of the Hopscotch Theatre Company
"For a small theatre company like us navigating Theatre Tax Relief was a daunting prospect. Having the support and expertise of Creative Tax Reliefs was absolutely brilliant. Graham explained everything and did a fantastic job sorting out the different projects we had been working on, calculated what we could claim and did all the leg work. The Tax Relief we received from HMRC helped us take our show to the Edinburgh Fringe, something we certainly couldn't have done without this extra funding. We would highly recommend Creative Tax Reliefs and will certainly be using them again in the future. "
Jasmine Cole of Jasmine Cole Productions
"When I first heard from Graham I have to say I was more than a little sceptical. Why had no one mentioned this to us before? The information seemed so monumental – shouldn’t it have been on the news? Within a few emails and phone conversations, we had provided all the information necessary and had everything thoroughly explained to us. Within two weeks we had received the tax credit into our bank account! Creative Tax Reliefs are amazing!"
Clare Molyneux, Artistic Director of Open The Door (Theatre in Education) C.I.C.
"When Graham first contacted us, we hadn’t heard of Theatre Tax Relief, which made us fairly wary. Graham took the time and care to explain it all to us and how the process would work. Initially, we were sceptical and worried about the time it would take for us to collate all the information needed for the claim. However, we needn’t have worried, Graham helped us every step of the way and made the process simple and quick. We would recommend working with Graham in an instant."
Fliss Green, Senior Strategy & Project Manager of Chain Reaction Theatre Company
"It was a pleasure to work with Graham. He explained the process very clearly, prepared all the necessary computations and submitted the claims on our behalf. We are extremely delighted with the outcome and have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Graham and his Company to others"
Sylvia Collins of the Huddersfield Light Opera Company

CREATIVE TAX RELIEF UPDATES

 


WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME JAN BONAR TO THE TEAM
WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME JAN BONAR TO THE TEAM
Posted 03/11/2019

Creative Tax Reliefs is delighted to welcome charity finance specialist Jan Bona.....Read More

We have now claimed over £1,800,000 of Theatre Tax Credit on over 750 productions
We have now claimed over £1,800,000 of Theatre Tax Credit on over 750 productions
Posted 19/08/2019

We have now claimed over £1,800,000 of Theatre Tax Credit on over 750 thea.....Read More

We are delighted to be working with Counterculture Partnership LLP – recently named as a Leading Firm by The Legal 500 for their work in the Charity and Media and Entertainment sectors
We are delighted to be working with Counterculture Partnership LLP – recently named as a Leading Firm by The Legal 500 for their work in the Charity and Media and Entertainment sectors
Posted 24/02/2019

We are delighted to be working with Counterculture Partnership LLP – recen.....Read More

It's a fact....sheet
It's a fact....sheet
Posted 14/02/2019

See our factsheets on Theatre Tax Relief prepared for NODA at https://www.noda.o.....Read More

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