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Number of projects and estimated total value of production budgets raised through 10BA, according to type of project, 1980/81–2006/07


When first introduced in June 1981, 10BA allowed investors to claim a 150 per cent tax concession and to pay tax on only half of any income earned from the investment. Government concern about the cost of 10BA over the years meant that concessions were progressively reduced to 100 per cent. Division 10BA was closed to new applicants in July 2007 with the introduction of the new Producer Offset. The concessional status for investment in productions holding a valid 10BA certificate remained available until 30 June 2009.

All types

  No. Total budgets
(estimated $m)
10BA funding
(estimated $m)
1980/81 46 60.3 n.a.
1981/82 40 37.0 n.a.
1982/83 112 108.9 n.a.
1983/84 137 145.5 n.a.
1984/85 170 185.8 n.a.
1985/86 133 159.0 n.a.
1986/87 163 179.7 n.a.
1987/88 95 83.5 n.a.
1988/891 21 24.5 19.6
1989/90 35 72.8 31.4
1990/91 25 53.5 34.4
1991/92 21 59.3 21.2
1992/93 18 40.2 27.4
1993/94 13 35.9 15.4
1994/95 12 34.7 14.2
1995/96 17 41.8 23.7
1996/97 24 62.0 19.3
1997/98 19 54.3 22.4
1998/99 15 25.7 14.0
1999/00 21 34.8 15.4
2000/01 16 28.8 8.9
2001/02 22 46.1 20.1
2002/03 20 37.1 13.2
2003/04 19 40.5 16.3
2004/05 24 60.4 25.6
2005/06 20 37.8 8.5
2006/07 20 44.0 9.1
Annual av. 80/81–88/89 102 109.4 n.a.
Annual av. 89/90–06/07 20 45.0 18.9

Source: Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Commonwealth Treasury, Department of Water, Heritage, Environment and the Arts.

Notes:
1. 1988/89 was the year when the 10BA scheme was reduced to 100 per cent, thus the averages have been determined before and after this point.

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Features

In the 18 years since 1989/90, total production budgets of 10BA-financed features averaged $27.7 million per year, which included an average of $11.8 million per year of 10BA finance. A total of 176 features were financed through 10BA over that period (37 per cent of Australian features, including co-productions, produced in those years).

Proportion of total feature production budgets raised through 10BA tax incentives

Graph: Proportion of total feature production budgets raised through 10BA tax incentives. Table following provides the data.

  No. Total budgets
(estimated $m)
10BA funding
(estimated $m)
1980/81 41 57.9 n.a.
1981/82 13 17.7 n.a.
1982/83 36 73.3 n.a.
1983/84 30 76.0 n.a.
1984/85 31 67.4 n.a.
1985/86 36 105.6 n.a.
1986/87 29 77.9 n.a.
1987/88 11 28.2 n.a.
1988/891 8 21.4 n.a.
1989/90 14 48.5 22.5
1990/91 15 45.7 32.1
1991/92 14 45.8 16.8
1992/93 8 13.7 10.2
1993/94 4 16.0 7.0
1994/95 7 24.4 8.9
1995/96 7 27.1 18.4
1996/97 11 35.4 10.1
1997/98 4 7.6 2.0
1998/99 8 9.5 3.6
1999/00 7 20.4 7.8
2000/01 8 23.5 7.3
2001/02 10 28.5 13.7
2002/03 7 14.7 5.7
2003/04 8 26.6 9.6
2004/05 17 40.9 21.2
2005/06 15 28.7 7.1
2006/07 12 40.7 8.2
Annual av. 80/81–88/89 26 58.4 n.a.
Annual av. 89/90–06/072 9.8 27.7 11.8

Source: Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Commonwealth Treasury, Department of Water, Heritage, Environment and the Arts.

Notes:
1. 1988/89 was the year when the 10BA scheme was reduced to 100 per cent, thus the averages have been determined before and after this point.
2. 10BA funding breakdowns into types are only available 1989/90 to 2006/07.

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TV drama

TV drama programs allowed under the 10BA tax incentives were mini-series and telemovies. In March 2000, half-hour animated telemovies became eligible for 10BA as well as animated mini-series for adults (30 minutes an episode) and children (15 minutes an episode). Between 1989/90 and 2006/07, an average of four TV dramas a year were made with funds raised under 10BA. The total value of production budgets raised averaged $13.3 million per year, with an average of $4.8 million per year raised under 10BA.

Proportion of total TV drama production budgets raised through 10BA tax incentives

Graph: Proportion of total TV drama production budgets raised through 10BA tax incentives. Table following provide the data for mini-series and telemovies.

Telemovies

  No. Total budgets
(estimated $m)
10BA funding
(estimated $m)
1980/81 1 0.8 n.a.
1981/82 6 4.1 n.a.
1982/83 6 5.5 n.a.
1983/84 18 13.0 n.a.
1984/85 20 15.8 n.a.
1985/86 12 14.3 n.a.
1986/87 11 8.7 n.a.
1987/88 4 4.2 n.a.
1988/891 1 0.6 n.a.
1989/90 3 6.4 1.7
1990/91 0 0 0
1991/92 0 0 0
1992/93 4 16.5 13.2
1993/94 4 6.2 6.1
1994/95 1 6.6 3.3
1995/96 0 0 0
1996/97 1 1.3 1.3
1997/98 3 3.8 2.6
1998/99 1 0.7 0.7
1999/00 6 5.0 3.2
2000/01 1 0.6 0.7
2001/02 1 2.7 1.2
2002/03 2 5.3 1.3
2003/04 2 5.6 2.6
2004/05 2 2.2 0.4
2005/06 1 6.9 0.6
2006/07 0 0 0
Annual av. 80/81–88/89 9 7.4 n.a.
Annual av. 89/90–06/072 2 3.9 2.2

Source: Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Commonwealth Treasury, Department of Water, Heritage, Environment and the Arts.

Notes:
1. 1988/89 was the year when the 10BA scheme was reduced to 100 per cent, thus the averages have been determined before and after this point.
2. 10BA funding breakdowns into types are only available 1989/90 to 2006/07.

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Mini-series

  No. Total budgets
(estimated $m)
10BA funding
(estimated $m)
1980/81 1 1.3 n.a.
1981/82 6 13.2 n.a.
1982/83 6 21.0 n.a.
1983/84 10 41.5 n.a.
1984/85 24 84.4 n.a.
1985/86 5 19.5 n.a.
1986/87 13 55.2 n.a.
1987/88 5 26.1 n.a.
1988/891 1 0.9 n.a.
1989/90 3 12.7 4.2
1990/91 2 5.7 2.2
1991/92 2 11.6 2.9
1992/93 1 7.8 1.4
1993/94 2 12.1 1.3
1994/95 0 0 0
1995/96 1 10.0 2.5
1996/97 2 18.9 2.3
1997/98 5 31.8 9.5
1998/99 3 15.2 9.5
1999/00 1 4.6 0.9
2000/01 0 0 0
2001/02 3 11.3 3.0
2002/03 2 14.4 4.5
2003/04 1 3.6 2.1
2004/05 2 10.1 0.1
2005/06 0 0 0
2006/07 0 0 0
Annual av. 80/81–88/89 8 29.2 n.a.
Annual av. 89/90–06/072 2 9.4 2.6

Source: Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Commonwealth Treasury. Department of Water, Heritage, Environment and the Arts.

Notes:
1. 1988/89 was the year when the 10BA scheme was reduced to 100 per cent, thus the averages have been determined before and after this point.
2. 10BA funding breakdowns into types are only available 1989/90 to 2006/07.

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Documentary

Proportion of total documentary production budgets raised through 10BA tax incentives

Graph: Proportion of total documentary production budgets raised through 10BA tax incentives. Table following provides the data.

 

  No. Total budgets
(estimated $m)
10BA funding
(estimated $m)
1980/81 3 0.3 n.a.
1981/82 15 2.1 n.a.
1982/83 64 9.1 n.a.
1983/84 79 15.0 n.a.
1984/85 95 18.1 n.a.
1985/86 80 19.6 n.a.
1986/87 110 37.9 n.a.
1987/88 75 25.0 n.a.
1988/891 11 1.6 n.a.
1989/90 15 5.3 2.9
1990/91 8 2.1 0.2
1991/92 5 1.9 1.4
1992/93 5 2.3 2.6
1993/94 3 1.6 1.0
1994/95 4 3.7 2.1
1995/96 9 4.8 2.8
1996/97 10 6.3 5.6
1997/98 7 11.1 8.2
1998/99 3 0.3 0.2
1999/00 7 4.8 3.5
2000/01 7 4.6 0.9
2001/02 8 3.6 2.3
2002/03 9 2.6 1.7
2003/04 8 4.8 1.9
2004/05 3 7.2 3.9
2005/06 4 2.2 0.7
2006/07 8 3.3 0.8
Annual av. 80/81–88/89 59 14.3 n.a.
Annual av. 89/90–06/072 7 4.0 2.4

Source: Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Commonwealth Treasury, Department of Water, Heritage, Environment and the Arts.

Notes:
1. 1988/89 was the year when the 10BA scheme was reduced to 100 per cent, thus the averages have been determined before and after this point.
2. 10BA funding breakdowns into types are only available 1989/90 to 2006/07.

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