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January 30, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Business of Comedy: Funny Money or Taxes for Artists, Performers, Comedians!
With Jean-Guy Talbot F.C.P.A. F.C.G.A.
Brought to you in partnership with the Winnipeg Comedy Festival
Tuesday, January 30, 2024, ONLINE
6pm to 8pm CST
Tax season? Again? But I already filed my taxes last year!
As an artist, performer, or comedian you may be self-employed, work as an employee in a ‘real’ job, or your creative acts may be your side hustle while you’re waiting for your big break. Whether it’s a contract, a gig, services you’ve provided, or if you’ve received a grant or cheque for royalties, you need to know how to keep more of what you earned and pay less taxes.
Some people might say, “I just drop it off at any tax prep business and it’s all good,” or “My dad’s cousin’s auntie’s niece who went to career college for four months does them online for me.” But IS it all good? Jean-Guy Talbot will give us the inside scoop on tax preparation for artists.
Together we’ll learn about:
- What revenue is taxable (or not)
- What expenses you may deduct from self-employed revenues
- Advantages and disadvantages of incorporating
- Leasing vs buying
- Partnerships and how they work
- How to deal with a CRA auditor
- What to bring the accountant/tax preparer to keep fees lower
- And more…
On January 30 from 6pm to 8pm CST, pull a chair up to your computer, crack open that last tin of your great-aunt Edna’s shortbread and tune in as Jean-Guy Talbot walks us through all the funny money you’re dealing with!
This workshop is FREE to attend, but you must register by 4pm CST on Tuesday, January 30 and a Zoom link will be sent to you by 5pm CST!
If you haven’t received the Zoom link, please check your Junk Mail and Spam Folders.
Jean-Guy Talbot believes that happiness is a choice you make every morning. He inspires those around him by living these types of insights, and clients and colleagues across North America consider him a friend and a mentor.
Born and raised on a mixed farm, Jean-Guy learned at a very young age to feed the chickens, milk cows, clean the pigpen by hand and to NEVER stand behind a coughing cow.
Starting his accounting career in 1983, he worked in public practice for several years before founding Talbot and Associates on a part-time basis in 1987. In growing the practice from a one-person operation in his basement to over 70 staff in eight locations across Manitoba, he has devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy to researching the secrets of operating a better practice. He is now mentoring other accountants & bookkeepers on the path of success. In 2016 Jean-Guy was formally recognized by his peers for having rendered exceptional services and received the title of fellow CPA (FCPA).
Jean-Guy has been preparing personal and corporate tax returns for over 35 years. Talbot & Associates files over 8,000 tax returns a year and has gained tremendous experience in advising business owners in all areas of tax, including how to deal with scary CRA auditors.
January 30, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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