TWS Community Workshops:  Tax Tips for Writers

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TWS Community Workshops: Tax Tips for Writers

An opportunity to look at the business side of your writing practice.

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SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre Room 1500 515 W Hastings St Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3 Canada

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Refunds up to 7 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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In this session, Grant T. Smith (CPA, CA with Clearline Chartered Professional Accountants) will guide you through the business side of being a professional writer. Whether you’re a journalist, copy writer, freelance editor, or working on a best-selling novel, you’ll need to think about the business aspects of your practice.

Using a combination of exercises, lecture and class discussion, the session will cover:

  • Revenue: we will discuss circumstances where revenue exists and even those where it is still being sought, ie. How to charge clients
  • Expenses: What can you write off? Even if you didn’t make any money from your writing this year, there may still be expenses you can claim.
  • GST: Should you register, and how?
  • Budgeting and planning