Wed 30 Nov 2022: 11:00AM
Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

Freelancers’ Guide: Accounting FAQs

Venue: Online
Prices: YTAS Members £5; non-members £20

Join YTAS and Kae Sakurai to investigate the FAQs artists have about accounting, taxes and managing your self-employed business.

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When you’re moving from job to job and invoice to invoice, it’s important to have your accounting techniques sorted but it’s easy to get overwhelmed! Kae Sakurai knows this, as both a freelance dance artist and a trained bookkeeper.

In this hour-long Q&A session, Kae will take you through the most frequently asked questions she gets from the artists she works with, as well as give you an insight into the upcoming changes to the Self-Assessment process which will be implemented by HMRC from 6 April 2024. Come armed with questions and be ready to learn!

The YTAS sector training programme is supported by funding from the Gannochy Trust and Creative Scotland. Bursaries are available to any YTAS Member who requires financial support in order to attend one of our training courses, and will cover any fees associated with the training.

Who is it for?

Freelancers: For those of you who are braving it on your own. Training for ‘freelancers’ will be spaces designed to investigate the unique challenges that come from working contractually for multiple organisations. Also suitable for those who have both part-time jobs and freelance work.

About the trainer

Originally from Tokyo, Kae Sakurai (MAAT, licenced bookkeeper and artist) has a background in Ballet and Contemporary Dance. She first became interested in Scottish Dance at age 18, through Country Dancing in Tokyo which led to an interest in Highland Dance. She competed in Japan, Scotland, and the U.S.A. and qualified as a Highland Dance teacher in 1995. She taught Highland Dancing in Tokyo for eight years before moving to Scotland in 2005. Since then she has pursued Scottish Step Dancing having studied in Scotland and Cape Breton.


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