Public lectures and events

TWS Community Workshops: Business Planning and Tax Tips for Writers

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:00 AM

In this three-hour session, Grant T. Smith (CPA, CA with Clearline Chartered Professional Accountants) will guide you through the business side of being a professional writer. Whether you're a journalist, copywriter, freelance editor, or working on a best-selling novel, you'll need to think about the business aspects of your practice.

Using a combination of exercises, lecture and class discussion, the session will cover:

  • Revenue in circumstances where it exists and where it is still being sought
  • Expenses: What can you write off? Even if you didn't make any money from your writing this year, there may still be expenses you can claim
  • GST — should you register, and how?
  • Budgeting and planning

Date(s): Sat, March 17, 2018, 10am – 1pm

Location: Room 2245, SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre)

Cost: $30  Register



Phone: 778-782-8000 (or toll-free 1-844-782-8877)