Filming in Kyrgyzstan: 20% Cash/Tax Rebate
KRIFCom is excited to announce the implementation of the cash/tax rebate scheme for foreign film/TV production in Kyrgyzstan.
KRIFCom returns up to 20% of qualifying productions expenses. The rebate comes from private institutions, not the government.
Cash/Tax Rebate in Kyrgyzstan: Local partner is a Must
Foreign production companies will get a rebate only if they hire a Kyrgyz or Russian company, approved by KRIFCom. All payments should be directed through them.
This point is mandatory because developing the local industry is one of our missions. KRIFCom will make sure that all financial interactions are transparent.
|Genre||Minimal expenses in Kyrgyzstan||Minimal time of production|
|Feature film||$300,000 or 14 days|
|TV show||$71,500||5 days|
|Short film||$71,500||7 days|
|Reality/game show||$157,000||7 days|
The rebate comes with a few free benefits:
- Foreign Ministry accreditation
- All public filming locations — free of charge
- No customs fee
Qualifying Production Expenses
|Goods and services||Purchased in Kyrgyzstan and Russia|
|Goods, specifically manufactured for production||Purchased in Kyrgyzstan and Russia|
|Locally hired manpowers||Locally hired manpower
Kyrgyz and Russian citizens only
|Rent of equipment||Rented in Kyrgyzstan and Russia|
|Rent of property and locations|
|Rent of transport||Only vehicles with drivers|
|Scouting/recce||Subject to rebate only if the actual production is complete|
|Tax||All taxes paid locally|
|Salaries of foreign crew members and talent||Paid through local partner in Kyrgyzstan|
|All taxes paid in-country||Paid through local partner in Kyrgyzstan|
Rebate payout period
The rebate will be paid back in 45-60 days after you submit all the paperwork to KRIFCom.
Papers to submit
|Story draft/plot/description of production||30 days before production starts|
|Contract with a local production company||20 days before production starts|
|Detailed budget||Detailed budget
30 days before production starts
|Reconciliation of expenses||30 days after last production day|