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Taxes For Artists

VIA Zoom

This workshop is designed for anyone in the arts sector but can apply to anyone starting out in business and find the topic of business and taxes an overwhelming task.  The workshop covers some basic information along with some detail on the treatment and reporting of business income and expenditures.

Topics covered include:

  • Proprietor vs. incorporation-advantages and disadvantages 
  • Treatment of business income and expenses
  • Home based expenses
  • Use of a personal vehicle
  • Harmonized Sales Tax
  • Filing a Statement of Business Income and Expenses with the Canada Revenue Agency
  • Basic Financial Statements

If time permits, topics of raising funds for your business such as:

  • Bank financing 
  • Raising Capital
  • Crowd Funding 

This is an informal session with time for questions and answers

Presented by:
Gary Belding is a lifelong resident of Fredericton, New Brunswick. Gary has been an actor, producer and production accountant in a number of short and feature films and a member of the NB Filmmakers Cooperative and Lead of the Actors Helping Actors Workshop. Gary’s son, Richard Belding graduated from St. FX University with a degree in Jazz Music and his daughter-in-law has a Masters Degree in Voice from the University of Toronto and operates her own opera company in Halifax and Toronto. 

After retiring from the Provincial Government of New Brunswick as the Manager of Financial Programs with Business New Brunswick in April 2011, Gary now operates his own business, Belding Business Financing Solutions Inc.  Currently, Gary assists new and existing entrepreneurs with access to financing solutions including bank financing, government assistance programs, non conventional financing and private equity.  Assignments also include the preparation of business plans, feasibility studies, business information sessions, small corporate income tax returns and a number of accounting contracts.


*This session will be presented in English // Cette session sera présentée en anglais*