Case Study: Museums and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief

We recently assisted a Yorkshire-based museum with their first Museums and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief claim for a temporary exhibition imported from Canada.

As the exhibition was hired from outside the EEA and this was a significant proportion of the exhibition costs, the client was unsure if the exhibition would qualify for the relief. We were able to review all of the expenditure associated with producing the exhibition and found that there were sufficient costs incurred in the EEA to make a claim.

We assisted the client in collating the qualifying costs and in producing a report for onward submission to HMRC. Following this, we were able to make the claim on our client’s behalf which resulted in a significant repayment from HMRC despite a large proportion of the expenditure being incurred outside the EEA.