Seeking Author for Tax Advice for Writers Booklet

The Writers' Union of Canada is Canada’s national organization representing professional authors of books. The Union is seeking a professional writer to research and write a “How-to” booklet providing advice for writers about taxes. The booklet should, at a minimum, address:

  • Advice regarding strategies to track income and taxes owed throughout the year
  • Ideal timelines for filing taxes as a writer
  • The pros and cons of incorporating and how to approach incorporating as a writer
  • Tax credits and deductions that are of particular relevance to writers
  • Tax regulations such as mandatory disclosure rules and reporting obligations
  • When you require an accountant and advice on how to choose an appropriate accountant
  • Archival donations and their financial/tax implications
  • Advice regarding income particular to writers and its tax implications (e.g. Public Lending Rights, income from grants, and Access Copyright payments)
  • Understanding differences for filing your taxes if you are an Indigenous person with an Indian Status card
  • How to report income from American and foreign publishers
  • Lists of other resources that can be accessed regarding taxes for writers

The booklet should be a minimum of 6,000 words and include reference lists of organizations that provide further resources regarding taxes for writers. A thorough outline will be developed by the Union in consultation with the author before the commencement of the project. The fee for the project will be a minimum of $3,500. The anticipated completion date is September 2018.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a professional author with experience writing instructional materials
  • Have significant knowledge regarding taxes for writers in Canada
  • Have accounting experience or a financial degree
  • Excellent research and writing skills

Please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the project, as well as your related experience and a writing sample (no more than 20 pages) in a single pdf to:

The Writers’ Union of Canada

Deadline: June 11, 2018