Thor hammers home £20m tax relief claim

by Kevin Reed

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10 Jul 2014

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THE UK FILM tax relief system was used by Disney to claim a £22.4m rebate for producing Thor: The Dark World.

The movie, which was filmed primarily around London and at Pinewood Shepperton Studios, was able to claim the relief by spending more than 20% of the film's total budget in the UK, reports the BBC.

Its total budget was $235m (£137m), and made $645m at the world-wide box office.

While film tax reliefs have proved controversial, due to abuse, they have also been popular. The government extended the relief, and simplified its offering, in the latest Finance Act.

The change sees the proportion of production obliged to take place in the UK drop to 10%, from 25%.

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