Workshop: Touring and taxation

Saturday 7 March 2015
10:00 – 11:00
Room 4
Hosts: Dr Dick Molenaar, All Arts Tax Advisers (NL) & Dr Harald Grams, Grams und Partner (DE)

Taxation is an inescapable part of touring, and new allowances and legislation mean that there’s money to be saved and fines to be avoided. ILMC’s resident tax experts, Dick Molenaar and Harald Grams lead a 60-minute workshop designed to arm delegates with the latest knowledge on the deduction of expenses; new rules for tax treaties and taxation of merchandising income; sponsoring and endorsement income and image rights; VAT and social security. Also covering tax credits in national markets and withholding tax rules in various countries, it’s a jam-packed session that no one in the business of touring should miss.

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About Dr Dick Molenaar:
Dick Molenaar is a tax partner with All Arts Tax Advisers in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and adviser to many Dutch and international artists, sports personalities, companies and institutions.

He was a researcher at the Tax Law department of the Erasmus University Rotterdam and is the author of the book “Taxation of International Performing Artistes” (IBFD, Amsterdam, February 2006) along with many articles and books in the Netherlands and abroad.

Molenaar is a member of the Nederlandse Orde van Belastingadviseurs(NOB), the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL).

He is also a member of the board of theatre and music companies.

About Dr Harald Grams:
Harald Grams was a student of law at the universities of Münster and Bielefeld.

To date his main focus has been the subject of his dissertation: "Taxation of artists with limited tax liability".

Numerous persons engaged in the cultural sector are amongst his clients: national and international artists, groups, production companies and promoters.

Beyond that Dr. Grams attends to midsize companies in all issues relating to tax law and commercial law and acts as legal representative for reviews of a remand in custody and penal proceedings for tax offenses.

As a speaker and author for the international tax trade press he likes to convey his profound knowledge.

Dr. Grams (along with Dr Dick Molenaar) received an ILMC Arthur Award in the category of Most Professional Professional in 2005 during an award ceremony that took place in the Grand Ballroom of Claridge's Hotel in London. The award was presented to them because of their ongoing expertise and commitment to the subject of international artist taxation over a period of many years.