Sunny Widerman’s tax tips for creatives

It’s nearly April, freelancers. Which means it’s time to start thinking about preparing your tax return. A few weeks ago, CMG Freelance ran a tax tips webinar for our members with Toronto tax specialist Sunny Widerman. To help get you into the tax filing mindset, here are a few of Widerman’s top tips from that webinar. First of all, […]

Posted on March 31, 2016 at 9:00 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , ,

Tax Tips webinar for members on February 25

Tax season is approaching, freelancers. If that thought makes you sweat, we’ve got an upcoming webinar for members that’s sure to take some of the stress out of the bookkeeping side of your business. CMG Freelance and CWA Associate Members are invited to “Keeping CRA Happy While You Do You: Tax Tips for Creatives,” a webinar with […]

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Freelance Friday #1, Storified

[View the story “Tax matters with Sunny Widerman” on Storify]

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 9:05 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Employment insurance for freelancers

by Rachel Sanders Did you know that freelancers are eligible to collect employment insurance benefits? It was news to me. At a recent CMG freelance seminar, Toronto tax specialist Sunny Widerman explained a recent change that gives self-employed people access to certain kinds of EI special benefits. Unfortunately, there’s no EI available for freelancers who just […]

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 10:05 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

5 Common Tax Mistakes Freelancers Can Avoid

By Sunny Widerman, Personal Tax Advisors   1. Not setting aside enough funds for taxes When you’re self-employed, you have to be proactive and set aside enough money to cover your tax bill. If not, you may be in for a shock at tax time! There’s no one-size-fits-all for everyone, but for most of our […]

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 9:05 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

Freelancer tax tips

As soon as Christmas is over I start to feel it… the creeping dread of the approaching tax return deadline. I usually ignore it until around mid-March, when I dig out my file full of receipts and spread them all over the kitchen table where they make my life miserable for several consecutive evenings. If […]

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 9:00 am by Rachel · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , ,

Stake your claims: More tax tips for freelancers from the Born Freelancer

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer will share personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? Your input is welcome in the comments. In my last post I talked about being a freelancer and the preparation required to pay taxes. I thought I’d covered most […]

Posted on March 16, 2012 at 9:03 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , , ,

Time to file: The Born Freelancer on taxing matters

This series of posts by the Born Freelancer will share personal experiences and thoughts on issues relevant to freelancers. Have something to add to the conversation? Your input is welcome in the comments. Death and taxes. The only things certain in life. That and the fact there will be nothing I want to watch on […]

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 8:44 pm by editor · One Comment · Tagged with: , , , , ,