Talking Income Tax, presented by SaskMusic


  • February 22, 2023 - Showtime: 7:00pm

ONLINE, via Zoom

Presented by SaskMusic with thanks to Creative Saskatchewan and FACTOR Canada

Do you earn income as a self-employed artist, freelance musician, music teacher, label, studio, or other roles?

From the basics of "Do I even need to claim my music income?" through to "Should I incorporate?", Sondra Gold will talk best practices for filing your income tax to make sure you aren't missing important deductions that could net you a better refund; how to keep track of it all; when you might need to start collecting GST, and more. Bring your questions!

This session will cover topics:

  • The different ways to operate as an artist/music business (sole prop, partnership, corporation)
  • What is a deductible expense
  • About GST
  • When to incorporate
  • How to keep receipts
  • Bookkeeping
  • What could trigger an audit
  • Q&A

About Sondra Gold

Sondra grew up in a home filled with creativity. When it wasn't her mom writing or performing music, her dad was blaring the Beatles, and she was practising for her 10 years of dancing and performing in musicals. This love for the creative arts ignited her passion for working within the cultural industry.

With over a decade of experience working alongside music industry accountant veterans D. Jae Gold and Michelle Gold, Sondra has had the opportunity to work with many high-profile clients and those who are just finding their footing in their careers. She has expertise in music, film, TV, comedy clubs, nightclubs, all performing arts, and anyone in front of and behind the camera.

Sondra's speaking engagements include Coalition Music (Canada's leading music incubator), VO North Conference, U Of T (Munk School of Global Affair), #paid, Music Managers Forum (MMF), Song Studio, Folk Music Ontario, Kensington Market Jazz Festival and more.

Sondra works hand in hand to ensure her clients are tackling their immediate needs, but also considering their future ambitions. Better yet, she equips them with the tools they need to understand how to run the accounting side of their business.

There's nothing that brings greater fulfilment than enabling her clients to do what they love for a living so that she can take care of the accounting -- After the Show.

Everyone welcome. Register at the link.

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