PIJI’s program of research into taxation to encourage investment in public interest journalism suggests that a tax incentive scheme is worth serious consideration. The following guidebook and research report investigate an industry rebate scheme, specific to news producers.
This book provides guidance on activities and eligibility criteria for claiming a Public Interest Journalism Tax Rebate, and serves as a model for policymakers in designing such a scheme.
Research conducted in late 2019 for PIJI suggested that an R&D-style tax rebate for public interest journalism could have a significant positive investment impact.
Conservative analysis suggests a benefit-cost ratio of up to 1.90, and as much as $356m additional benefit.
This guidebook is the extension to that initial investigation, and provides guidance on the types of activities and eligibility criteria for a Public Interest Journalism Tax Rebate, and serves as a model for policymakers in designing a scheme.
This paper is the result of work by a task force comprising journalists and journalism academics:
This report considers the economic modeling of a tax rebate scheme for additional public interest journalism.
This report, Tax concessions for public interest journalism, finds that:
*Costings to taxpayers include gross value, compliance and administration
This report was prepared for PIJI by:
Citations: Centre for International Economics 2019. Tax Concessions for Public Interest Journalism.