Entertaining, acting, literary and journalism

Cox Costello & Horne is a leading specialist in the provision of personalised services for companies and individuals within the film, TV and media industries.

We offer a range of services including payroll administration, auditing, accounting, tax compliance, tax planning and VAT work and in particular an understanding of Foreign Entertainers Tax and film tax incentives including Co-Production arrangements.

We specialise in looking after the financial affairs of producers, entertainers, actors, and performers.

Our Services include

  • Setting up and maintaining business records, whether for an individual, a partnership or limited company.
  • Accounts preparations for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies.
  • Preparation and audit of accounts for companies registered under the Companies Act.
  • Concert tour accounting
  • Film production audits.
  • Advice on computer systems, and royalty accounting packages.
  • Taxation compliance and planning
  • Tax mitigation from basic start up to restructuring.
  • VAT advice and VAT planning.
  • Taxation of foreign entertainers.
  • Full company secretarial services
  • Contract review service encompassing employment contracts, film and music contracts.
  • Close liaison with the legal profession in giving taxation and commercial advice.
  • Assistance in raising finance
  • Preparation of business plans and introduction to venture capitalists, banks and other lending institutions.
  • Structuring you affairs in the most tax efficient manner.
  • We will help you meet your obligations to the Foreign Entertainers Unit of HM Revenue and Customs in the operation of withholding tax rules.