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Optimizing your finances as a self-employed worker 

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Optimizing your finances as a self-employed worker
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Dates

February 22, 23 and 24, 2021
Schedule: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
[ 6-hour workshop]

Registration deadline

February 15, 2021

Language

French

Maximum number of participants

12

Cost

Subsidized Rate: 20.40$
Actual Value: 136.10$

In order to be eligible for the subsidized rate, participants must reside in Quebec and either be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,or hold a work permit (open or closed). In addition, they must have one of the following employment statuses: Self-employed individual or Support for Self-Employment Measure, employee of a non-profit organization or a company whose payroll does not exceed $2,000,000, recipient of Employment Insurance or Social Assistance, recipient of an employment integration measure, or unemployed.

Required materials

A computer and a good wifi connection.

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 Description 

This finacial literacy workshop for self-employed workers in the circus arts sector looks at fiscal matters such as expenses, income, tax implications of contracts, tax burdens, personal finances, investments, taxes, and major purchases. The workshop will allow participants to update their knowledge and become more self-reliant. Particular attention will be given to the financial issues of circus workers in the context of COVID-19.

This workshop is developed for circus arts professionals and is offered online on Zoom.

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 Trainer 

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A fiscal specialist with 23 years of experience, Heidi Tanaka is the former Head of Personal Taxation at Cirque du Soleil. Self-employed since 2014, she has worked with the 7 Fingers, Cirque Eloize, Machine de Cirque, and Stereotouring, among others. She has also worked with Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Heidi Tanaka has given workshops for En Piste, the National Circus School of Montreal, and the Canadian Payroll Association.

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 Workshop outline 

Course #1 (2 hrs) 
Contracts
• Net income and gross income
• Tax burdens

Course #2 (2 hrs) 
Investments
Accounting of expenses
Taxes

Course #3 (2 hrs)
Financial implications of major events in the life of a circus worker
Retirement

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