Taxes and the Independent Artist

Taxes and the Independent Artist

Ottawa Arts Council
Arts Court
2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2
Ticket price: $10-$20
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As an independent artist, does tax season make you nervous?

Do you have concerns around how to file your taxes and list all your different sources of income?

Are you unsure how to claim HST?

Join GGFL Chartered Accountants for an informative evening on best practices of taxation as an artist.

Open to all independent artists, though content will be targeted toward the challenges of a performing artist.

Presented by the Ottawa Arts Council and the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC)

  • $10 for members (Ottawa Arts Council and/or OMIC)
  • $20 for non-members

This workshop will be presented in English.


Carol DeMone, CPA, CA
Tax Manager

Carol brings over 20 years of experience in the areas of corporate, personal and estate income tax planning and compliance. She began her professional accounting career at a Big Four firm in Toronto, and soon transferred to their Ottawa office. Here, she began her in-depth study of tax planning and compliance. Carol has led numerous early retirement and severance package seminars for various clients, including several Federal Government departments, and large private corporations. In 2004, Carol moved to a local accounting firm in Ottawa, where she developed her tax research skills, which included exposure to real estate development structures, US tax, cross-border scenarios, and estate work. Carol joined GGFL Chartered Professional Accountants in January 2017 as a Tax Manager, and is thriving in an environment dedicated to small business tax planning, a supportive community presence, and a high level of client service.

Wendy Wong, CPA, CA
Tax Manager

Wendy is an established Tax Manager who has accumulated over 15 years of tax experience throughout her career. Wendy initially began her tax career with the Big Four, working on both public and private company files. With that experience, she then worked in industry as a Tax Manager for publically traded companies. Her responsibilities included tax compliance and external tax reporting requirements, in addition she managed income tax, sales tax, and transfer pricing audits with Canadian tax authorities. After working in industry, Wendy returned to accounting at a mid-sized accounting firm where, in addition to her typical personal and corporate tax managerial role, she was a member of their national GST/HST group. She was responsible for providing GST/HST support and guidance for their eastern Ontario and Atlantic offices. Today, Wendy continues her tax managerial role at GGFL Chartered Professional Accountants, and is the firm’s in-house HST expert.