Digging Deeper: Creative Sole-proprietors in Canada’s Modern Tax World

Oct 14, 2023

Online event

Join us for a workshop that will dig deep into one aspect of the business side of our creative work -- taxes.

Event Information

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Creative Sole-proprietors in Canada’s Modern Tax World

This presentation will focus on Canadian tax matters and how they apply to sole proprietors in today’s ever expanding and complicated tax world. Topics will include when and how to report sales, royalty, and prize/grant income, types of expenses that can be deducted, common mistakes made on tax returns, planning for next year’s taxes, registering for a business number, when and how to charge sales tax (HST/GST/PST/QST), and what to do with income earned in other countries. Although the workshop should address most questions of interest to our writers, illustrators, and translators, registrants will have the opportunity to submit questions ahead of time.

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About the Presenter

Charlene Mitchell is a Senior Tax Manager in the Cross Border Tax Team at Baker Tilly Ottawa LLP with 10 years of experience in Canadian and US individual and corporate tax. Her area of expertise also includes Canadian residency analysis, emigration/immigration tax planning, and non-resident reporting requirements in Canada.


Saturday, October 14, 2023. 1:00-2:00 pm EST


Virtual Event. After registering, you will find your registration confirmation under Events on your Member Home. The Zoom link for the event will be found under the green Meeting Info button.


$15 CDN for Premium Members. $35 CDN for Registered Users.


Charlene's presentation should cover most questions that creatives may wish to ask, but if you have questions that you'd like to see included in her presentation, you can submit those questions after registering. Questions must be submitted by Sept. 30th. Go to your Member Home and click on Events. You will find a link to submit your questions under the green Meeting Info button.


The workshop will be recorded, and the recording will be available for one month following the event. Attendees will receive a link and a password by email the week following the event.


Upon completion of payment, you will receive a payment confirmation by email. You will also find a registration confirmation on the website that will include event-specific details. Go to your Member Home and click on My Events under the black bar at the top of the page. All events you have registered will be displayed on this page. If there are additional meeting details (i.e. Zoom links for virtual events or materials required for the event), this information will be found under the green Meeting Info button.

Questions about this event? Contact Michelle Jodoin, Regional Advisor, SCBWI Canada East 

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SCBWI Canada East

This event is hosted by SCBWI Canada East. Should you have any questions, please reach out to us using the Contact Us button below.