Performing Arts Tax Working Group

The Performing Arts Tax Working Group is a collective of performing arts organizations and associations representing more than 1,000 live performance stakeholders in Canada, including all major festivals and presenters in the country. It was assembled in 2014 to examine ways to achieve greater efficiency and better risk management in the administration of taxation of non-resident entertainers. In 2015, the Canada Revenue Agency joined as a de facto member and a close collaborator in the Working Group. CAPACOA serves as a facilitator for the group.

The Working Group is currently comprised of 24 organizations:

Arts Commons
Canadian Dance Assembly
Canadian Independent Music Association
CanDance Network
Cusson Management
Danse Danse
East Coast Music Association
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Festivals and Major Events Canada
Festival Transamériques
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal
Lula Music and Arts Centre
National Arts Centre
North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents
Music Canada Live
Regroupement des événements majeurs internationaux
TOHU and Montréal Complètement Cirque
Small World Music Society
Sunny Artist Management
Canada Revenue Agency

Anyone who cares about improving the Canadian non-resident taxation system is welcome to join the Working Group. For more information, contact Frédéric Julien.

Performing Arts Taxation Facts