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Crew Academy West | Managing your Tax as a Freelancer

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Course: Managing your Tax as a Freelancer

Date: Saturday 15th April & Saturday 22nd April

Duration: 2 Saturday Classes(3 hours each)

Cost: Free

Venue: Online

Tutor(s): Bernadette Murtagh, Chartered Accountant

Course Profile:

The course will run over two Saturdays. Saturday 15th April & Saturday 22nd April from 10am to 1pm.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Book-keeping – Why do you need to keep a set of accounts? What should you record? What is a Profit & Loss Account and a Balance Sheet? How and when do you make a tax return as a sole trader or company?
  • Starting your own business – Registering as a sole trader or setting up a company, registering with the CRO and Revenue
  • Tax Affairs – VAT, should you register? What about Corporation tax, Income tax, PAYE/PRSI/USC?
  • Other key areas of note – Special Business Relief, Local Property Taxes

Participant Profile:

This course is aimed at crew working in the live-action Film & TV industry who currently operate, or are thinking of operating, as a sole traders or company owners. Access to a computer/laptop, with a camera, microphone/speakers and good broadband is required.

Application Procedure:

Please apply online at this link   by 12 pm on Monday 10th April 2023

For technical difficulties with the online system please email 

Film & TV Crew Academy West courses are open to all regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.

Tutor/Company Profile:

Bernadette qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1999 and completed her training with Duignan Carthy O’Neill, a medium-sized practice in Dublin. She qualified as a taxation consultant with the Institute of Taxation in 2002. Bernadette moved to Galway in 2000, where she joined the practice of Aideen McInerney FCA. When Aideen retired in 2002,

Bernadette took over the practice. Bernadette has over 20 years of experience working in public practice and during that time has worked with a broad range of clients on a diverse range of issues.

Bernadette lectured for ACCA Accounting Technicians for a number of years and has presented the accounting and taxation module for Start Your Own Business courses. She is a member of Accounting Group West, a network of Accountants who have a strong desire to exchange information on matters of professional interest, as well as organising courses and lectures on technical matters for staff and partners in the participating firms.

Bernadette is the Company Secretary of Druid Performing Arts and is a council member of the Western Society of Chartered Accountants Ireland.