NZ performers are classified as independent contractors so navigating all the tax and business requirements can be a minefield. This workshop is for performers who need and want day to day help with tax and business advice. David Feehan will host this workshop for performers of all disciplines. You will walk away a lot more enlightened about what it means to be a contractor. (Don’t forget to bring pen and paper and be prepared to take notes.)
Topics covered include: The differences between contractor/contractee and employer/employee relationships •Sole Trader or Company? The whys and wherefores. • Q&A on ACC: overview of how to deal with them and what is involved. •Expenses and what can be claimed. • What are profit and loss statements and depreciation schedules and why are they important? •Who needs to be GST registered and what’s involved? • Contracts - basics
Bio of host: David Feehan
David is registered with the IRD as a tax agent. His niche is working with self employed people in the entertainment industry. David is also a musician and was also part of the executive of the Musicians Union for many years specialising in tax issues. He also worked for Radio NZ from 1983 to 1990. David currently writes for NZ Musician magazine on tax issues, teaches approximately 40 vocal students, is working on his 4th solo album and last year completed his 50th year in the business as a professional performer.