focus films, israel, specializing in providing comprehensive production
services for foreign production companies filming & shooting documentaries,
fiction films, tv dramas, still photography and tv commercials in israel.
tax law : getting v.a.t reimbursed
we will explain you the procedure of vat reimbursement, but all this process could be a lot more easy, if you decide to work with hocus focus film's production service. it's simple: you do not pay vat - we take care of it (not that we pay it - but we have a special arrangement with the tax authorities).
the v.a.t. can be reimbursed only to foreign companies that do not offer services within israel during a specific calendar year or quarter.
expenditures for which vat can be reimbursed :
- services rendered in israel (rental of space, of equipment, sound stages, sets ... etc. ) and goods, including film purchased here, for the production of films
- rental vehicles for the transport of equipment only. ( not for transport of people )
for getting reimbursed
an application for reimbursement must be submitted within 6 months after the end of the calendar year during which the vat was payable. the application should include originals of all bills (these will be returned within one month) .