Finance and Taxation with Gaby Smyth

Finance and Taxation with Gaby Smyth

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 11.00am

Taking control of your performance career 2018

Following on from the success of Music Network’s ‘Taking control of your performance career 2017’, we are delighted to offer a series of free training sessions for Irish and Ireland-based professional performing musicians working in all musical genres.

These sessions offer support by providing access to relevant and up-to-date expertise, resources and professional supports and focus once again on some of the non-artistic elements of a successful music performance career. On Thursday November 22nd join Chartered Accountant Gaby Smyth as he discusses 'Finance and Taxation'.

The training sessions are free and will take place at Music Network’s offices in the National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Space is limited to 10 places per session and are allocated on a first come first served basis. Booking is essential to guarantee a place, contact Andreas Ziemons [email protected] Tel 01 475 0224. More details below.

This session will cover how to record income and expenditure for tax filing, allowable expenses, treatment of capital outlay, Artists Exemption, VAT registration and its implications. Registered participants will be sent an information pack on Accounting and Tax for Artists, for printing in advance of the day.

Gaby Smyth Biography:

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 over twenty five 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, TEAM Educational Theatre Company, the Audi Dublin International Film Festival and Opera Theatre Company. He is currently chairman of the newly formed 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 is currently chair of the companies that manage the estate of Barry Flanagan, and, most recently, has been appointed to advise the estate of Seamus Heaney.


Published on 22 October 2018

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