Taxation for Artists

Programme Overview 

This session is a practical guide to revenue and taxation issues for artists. From managing your books to understanding taxation matters, Income Tax to Artist Exemption, this session is what you need to feel comfortable with accounting for your artistic practice. This event will be delivered as an informal presentation with the opportunity for your queries to be answered by an industry specialist in accounting for the arts. Participants will be provided with a presentation covering all aspects of the session post event.
Make it your business to manage your business well – join us in working your way through best practice in managing your tax affairs.

Programme Content

  • How to account for your business: books and records
  • Allowable trading expenditure
  • Treatment of capital expenditure
  • Income tax returns: preparation and filing
  • PRSI & USC
  • Artist Exemption
  • VAT

Trainer Biography

Gaby Smyth is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and managing director of Gaby Smyth & Company Ltd. He has been in practice for 20 years, specialising in the literary, visual, music, film and theatre arts. Gaby is currently chair of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and Opera Theatre Company


Places for this programme are limited, so early booking is advised. Bookings can be made online via Eventbrite at

Artlinks Member: €25:00   /   Non member: €40.00  

Non- member booking opens on Friday 19th September 2014 

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