Canada's writers demand tax breaks to ease income pressures

Canada's writers demand tax breaks to ease income pressures

The Writers' Union of Canada is calling for a number of tax breaks for authors in its submission to the government’s consultation for framing a federal budget, to ease what it regards as increased industry pressure on writers.

The union argued that some work and financial burdens have been transferred from publishers to authors in recent years, increasing the financial risks associated with writing full-time. For instance, the report cited “in-house promotion and marketing [being] reduced in favour of author-generated touring and PR.”

But Carolyn Wood, executive director of the Associatio...

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