This session on finance aims to support artists of all artistic disciplines who are who are registered as self-employed with Revenue or who are new to self-employment
In the session you will look at:
- the benefits of being registered as self-employed
- how different income is treated in your tax return
- how to record income and expenditure
- what are allowable expenses
- the Artists Tax Exemption
- Income Tax
and other issues in response to participant questions.
Gaby Smyth studied at UCD (B. Sc Hons, HDE), University of Limerick (M.A), Leinster School of Music (LLSM), and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has been in financial and taxation consultancy for thirty years, specialising in the literary, music, film and theatre arts – representing and advising many of the major Irish and international practitioners in these areas.
Gaby has also been involved in the leadership and governance of many arts organisations in Ireland; he has been the chairman of the boards of Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Corn Exchange Theatre Company, and TEAM Educational Theatre Company. He was also chairman of the boards of the Dublin International Film Festival and Opera Theatre Company, and was inaugural chairman of Irish National Opera. Additionally, he was non-executive chairman of Boulder Media Ltd., a major Irish animation company, and Screen Producers Ireland, the umbrella organisation for the film, animation and TV industry in the state. Gaby has most recently been appointed to advise the estate of Seamus Heaney, and artist/writer Tomi Ungerer.