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.

As of July 2018, the Working Group is comprised of 27 organizations:

Arts Commons
BAM! Baird Artists Management
Canadian Dance Assembly
Canadian Independent Music Association
Cusson Management
Danse Danse
East Coast Music Association
Festival international de Jazz de Montréal
Festival Transamériques
Festivals and Major Events Canada
Indie Montréal
Kokoro Dance / Vancouver International Dance Festival
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal
Lula Music and Arts Centre
Montréal, arts interculturels
Music Canada Live
National Arts Centre
North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents
Pop Montréal
Regroupement des événements majeurs internationaux
Small World Music Society
The CanDance Network
TOHU et Montréal Complètement Cirque
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