ONLINE: Income Tax Lab with Leni Petoussis and Lauren Semeschuk

May 19 and May 22 

  • 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • 15$, must be eligible for *Emploi-Québec support
    Capacity: 15 people

Given the current circumstances, we’ve decided to move this workshop online! Let’s connect in a new way, and continue supporting each other from afar.

WORKSHOP IN ENGLISH, some facilitation can be provided in French, but documents and conversation will be mostly in English.

Required: computer, ability to work with either excel or google sheets, uFile account

You can do it! This workshop will provide an overview of information, answer your questions, and give you tools to file your own taxes using the inexpensive online tax tool Ufile. Under the experienced guidance of Leni Petoussis and Lauren Semeschuk, participants will spend 5 hours together, over two days, learning the basics of tax filing and troubleshooting their own applications.

Potential topics include:

  • – What must you include as revenue and when must it be included?
  • – What is deductible as a business expense?
  • – What rules pertain specifically to artists?

As well as bookkeeping tips that will ensure you are well-prepared for tax time each year.

Please register in advance for this workshop! When you register, you will be sent an excel form to help you organize your expenses, as well as some basic information about registering for Ufile. We expect that participants will arrive on the first day having filled out as much information as possible on their UFile forms, and with their expenses organized. The more you prepare for the Lab, the more you will get out of it!

Please note that although it is possible that you will have a finished tax return at the end of this workshop, each person’s situation is unique, and we can’t guarantee that you will finish your filing.

Leni Petoussis is a Chartered Accountant who has been practising the profession since 2006. She has experience within a large accounting firm, and she also has a small personal practice offering tax filings for personal and corporate clients for the past 5 years. While specialized in corporate taxes, she also has a working knowledge of personal taxes.

Lauren Semeschuk is a dancer, mover and collaborator based in Montreal. She also has a secret side life: taxes! Lauren has over 9 years of experience preparing tax returns in Canada, with a specialty in returns for small business owners and artists alike.

Here is how to participate in this workshop:

You will receive an email with the link and password to connect to the video conference following the reception of points 1, 2 and 3. 

1. Registration through Zoom by clicking here **Registration is closed**

Registration ends Monday at noon

2. Emploi-Québec form to be completed:

You will receive an e-mail to complete the Emploi-Québec form. You must be eligible. Please note, this e-mail may be in your SPAM folder. It is sent from the address

Who can benefit from the subsidized rate by Emploi-Québec?
– Artists or cultural professionals, Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in Montreal
– Foreign workers with a temporary work permit living in Montreal living in Montreal
– Employment Insurance or social assistance recipients are welcome (please notify your agent at Service Canada or MTESS)
– Part-time students living in Montreal

3. Payment before Monday, May 18th by interac e-transfer, after completing step #2:

  • – To:
  • – Security Question: Registration
  • – Answer: online303
  • – Please note the name of the teacher as a description.

Liability: By participating in this online offering, you acknowledge that there are inherent risks of physical exertion to any workshop activity, and agree to hold harmless Studio 303 and its employees and contractors from any and all liability for personal injury, however caused, arising from your participation. You freely accept and assume all such risks from participation in any workshop or event with Studio 303. Please note that RQD members usually covered by CNESST during workshops are NOT covered during online workshops. Thank you for your understanding!

Reimbursement policy– No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).