Welcome To The End Of Financial Year!

Into Tomorrow

Thank you to everyone who came along to the recent tax information sessions in Canberra and Kiama. The events were a success and we were able add some value for small business owners and creatives alike.

We received a lot of feedback over the four sessions of each event and thought we’d post a few useful links that people had asked for.

One in particular was the ATO’s suite of apps that help make life a little easier at tax time. Inside you can find a scanning app which will take care of keeping longer lasting digital records of your thermal paper receipts.

Click on the link and download the app here:


We met a large cross section of business owners and the questions we were most commonly asked related to deductions. Below is a link for the most common claimable deductions across all industries:


We are in the process of putting together a series of short videos and information sheets which will be targeted at more specific industries and the allowable tax deductions they can claim.

Thanks to the folks who attend our information sessions, we are better able to learn from you and further tailor our information and services. So we appreciate every one that comes along.


Tax Time

Everything you need to know about tax, with a glass of wine.

Join Peter Bayliss (CA) for an evening that will demystify taxes for artists, writers and freelancers. Peter will unveil the mysteries of finances, bookkeeping and accounting as you relax with a glass of wine. Bring your questions along for a practical Q&A with one of Canberra’s leading arts accountants.

Peter will discuss:

  • Business Structures
  • Record Keeping
  • GST & PAYG
  • Hobby versus business – which one are you and what you should be?
  • Tax incentives for Arts and Small Business
  • Taxable Income
  • Deductions – typical deductions and how to maximise them

Bookings are essential. Discounts for ACT Writer’s Centre members. Purchase your tickets here:

About the Presenter
Peter Bayliss has been involved in the Australian arts industry for over 20 years in a number of roles including artist management, booking and promotion while also developing his skills in accounting/business through his work across private enterprise, community and arts organisations and government (includng artsACT).

He has also held board positions with organisations including Music Managers Forum Australia (MMF), Radio 2XX, Ausdance National, Australian Association of Social Workers & MusicACT. Currently Peter is Treasurer for the ACT Screen Industry Association.

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