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Freelancers Guide to Tax & Pensions | July 2023

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Friday July 7th3hrs + 1hrFree


Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet and Animation Ireland, with the support of Coimisiún na Meán, are delighted to present these FREE sessions aimed at freelancers working in the Irish animation and screen industries who wish to better understand tax obligations and pensions.

What will this course cover?

FREELANCER’S GUIDE TO TAX – 10am to 1pm, Friday July 7th

  • Record keeping & having a system
  • Income tax – how does it work
  • Expenses
  • Registration as self employed with Revenue
  • Tax returns
  • PAYE & self-employed at the same time
  • Deadlines and penalties
  • Preliminary tax
  • Revenue audits and other interventions
  • VAT (brief mention)
  • Artist exemption

FREELANCER’S GUIDE TO PENSIONS – 2pm to 3pm, Friday July 7th

  • Pensions – general introduction
  • State Pension & PRSI contributions
  • Private pensions  & tax relief


There will also be an opportunity for attendees to apply for a free hour long ONE-TO-ONE session with Peter at a later date. The aim of the one to one session is to familiarise you with your unique tax obligations and entitlements, and the support available to you to simplify your admin and book-keeping processes. While the one to one sessions are open to all, we would strongly encourage applications from individuals from historically underrepresented groups within the screen sector.

These one to one sessions are limited to twelve individuals, and will happen at a date that is convenient to the individual and Peter in June 2023.

The link to apply for the one to one sessions will be sent to all attendees of the general tax workshop and pensions workshop after July 7th.


Peter Daly is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years post qualification experience. He trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers and worked in various private and publicly quoted companies in the years since qualifying.

Peter set up his own accountancy practice, Peter Daly, Chartered Accountants in early 2015. The practice caters predominantly for freelancers – many of whom work in the Arts – and small companies, including some Arts organizations.

Alongside his accountancy work Peter works as an actor, and more recently a writer. He has worked with most of the theatre companies in Ireland including The Abbey, The Gate, Rough Magic, Druid, Fishamble and many others.





Closing Date

Thursday, July 6th at 10am

Dates and times of the course

Friday July 7th, 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 3pm

Application process

Please apply below. Once enrolled, return to this page and your Zoom link will appear below.

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