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Accounting /tax for arts and culture

The ABCs of money matters for sustainable activities

Genre:
  • Lecture / Symposium

Running again in 2022! Lectures for everyone from beginners to those who want to strengthen their financial basics:
Five different lectures available depending on activity type, plus a special program

Arts Council Tokyo implements the Arts Academy program with the aim of discovering and cultivating leaders of arts and culture for the coming age. For 2022, we are once more offering an online learning program in accounting/taxation for practitioners in the field of arts and culture.

In order to sustain creative activities, knowledge of the money side of things – the funding for activities, payment to people involved, the balance of income and expenditure, handling of taxes incurred, etc. – is indispensable.
Featuring lecturers who are experts in accounting and tax matters in the field of arts and culture, the course offers a five-pronged program designed for self-employed individuals such as artists and producers, and four different types of organization. Each lecture on the course will provide basic knowledge of accounting and taxation, as well as pointers towards sustainable management of organizations and projects.

In addition, for 2022 we are offering a special online course outlining new procedures such as the Act on Book and Record Keeping through Electronic Methods and the qualified invoice system!
Each lecture will feature a Q&A session. You will also be able to view the archived lectures at a later date.
We look forward to welcoming plenty of participants, from those who feel unsure about accounting/taxation, to those aiming to strengthen their footing in managerial skills.

Lecture program dates

2022: Each session 19:00 – 21:30 (lecture)*includes break
Friday, July 15 Voluntary or unincorporated associations (including associations considering incorporation)
Tuesday, July 26 General incorporated associations
Friday, August 5 Non-profit organizations (NPOs)
Thursday, September 15 Individuals
Monday, October 17 Commercial enterprises (stock companies, limited liability companies)
Tuesday, November 15 Special program (the Act on Book and Record Keeping through Electronic Methods and invoice system (the qualified invoice system)

*All lectures will be conducted in Japanese.

Lecturers

Each lecture will be conducted by two instructors: a main lecturer and an assistant one.
Yamauchi Accounting Office/ THNK Advisory Inc.
Mari Yamauchi (certified public accountant/licensed tax accountant)
Naruki Izawa (licensed tax accountant)
Yusuke Iizuka (licensed tax accountant)
Masahiko Sugiyama (certified public accountant/licensed tax accountant)
Natsuhiko Tani (licensed tax accountant)

Lecture details

  1. Individuals
    A lecture in which participants acquire basic knowledge about approaches to income and expenses and final tax returns, as well as the basics necessary for business management.
    (Example: withholding tax deducted from income/ blue return/incorporation)
    *For people who have recently begun paid activities and have little experience of accounting and tax practices
  2. Organizations: Voluntary or unincorporated associations (executive committees, music groups, theater companies, art collectives etc.), associations considering incorporation
    A lecture aimed at strengthening financial basics for future activities, through experience of specific practices such as filing final tax returns and accounting / taxation matters
    (Example: taxation of voluntary or unincorporated associations/key points to consider when incorporating)
    *For individuals running voluntary or unincorporated associations, those who have experience of business management and accounting practices as sole proprietors and who want to consolidate accounting and taxation issues for voluntary or unincorporated associations, and those who are considering incorporation going forward.
  3. Organizations: General incorporated associations
    A lecture in which participants acquire the knowledge and pointers necessary for organization management and business/project operation, in addition to basic knowledge formulated on the distinctive nature of general incorporated associations.
    (Example: withholding tax/characteristics of non-profit type general incorporated associations/taxation of for-profit-making business/financial statements for general incorporated associations)
    *For people who want to improve management competencies for general incorporated associations and reinforce management basics.
  4. Organizations: Non-profit organizations (NPOs)
    A lecture in which participants learn continuous operations for NPOs by honing their managerial perspectives, in addition to basic knowledge formulated on the distinctive nature of NPOs.
    (Example: withholding tax/characteristics of NPOs/taxation of NPOs/financial statements for NPOs)
    *For people who want to improve management competencies for NPOs and reinforce management basics.
  5. Organizations: Commercial enterprises (stock companies, limited liability companies)
    A lecture aimed at improving competencies and managerial perspectives for accounting/taxation etc. related to creative activities as a commercial enterprise
    (Example: withholding tax/commercial enterprise and tax/financial statements for stock companies and limited liability companies)
    *For people whose actual activities are close to non-profit and who want to improve their sustainability as a venture.
  6. Special program
    A lecture in which participants learn the outline and the knowledge they need for new procedures such as the Act on Book and Record Keeping through Electronic Methods and invoice system (the qualified invoice system).
    *Individuals and groups responsible for accounting and tax matters

Additionally, you can look forward to a new initiative for 2022, as detailed below
*We will release an introductory video based on frequently asked questions and common problems regarding accounting and taxation in the carrying out of creative activities (to be available around September 2022).
Arts Council Tokyo program officers and certified accountants offer clear and simple explanations of the grant procedure and more, from how to handle invoices, receipts and budgets to withholding tax and tax on grants. This video is a must-see as well as taking part in the online course!
*We will release a book, provisionally titled “Help! The book to consult for problems with arts-related accounting and taxation: course Q&A compilation for practitioners in the field of arts and culture” (around February 2023).
This is a handbook comprising answers to the many questions received during the 2021 program, currently being carefully put together with the aim of providing truly useful content when encountering problems.

*All contents will be delivered in Japanese.

Instructors/project supervisors

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Mari Yamauchi
Certified public accountant/licensed tax accountant


Yamauchi Accounting Office/ THNK Advisory Inc.
https://yamauchicpa.jp/

How to apply/points to note

Applications open from June 23, 2022

Participation fee
Free

*Please note that personal information supplied at the time of application will be used by Arts Council Tokyo and the Arts Academy management office only for the purpose of running this lecture course, and the sending out of information about the course, in accordance with the privacy policy of Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture.
*Any problems, worries, questions, etc. entered in the advance question field on the application form will be used vis a vis lecture content. Please note we may not be able to reply to all questions during the lectures. We would be appreciative if you could make use of the Q&A session in the second half of the lectures. In addition, please note that any problems, worries, questions, etc. may be edited and used in the future as examples (in the creation of teaching material, etc.), in such a way that personal information cannot be identified.

*Please note that the program is subject to change according to the circumstances.

Contact

Planning and Grants Section, Planning Department,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
TEL: 03-6256-8431
FAX: 03-6256-8828
E-mail: artsacademy@artscouncil-tokyo.jp

Venues

Online (Zoom)

Credit

Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Project supervisor
THNK Advisory Inc.
Operated by
Open Network for Performing Arts Management (ON-PAM)