Artist Resource Center - Tax Basics

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Courtesy of the Houston Chronicle.

 

The career of a professional artist can be a battle to succeed. Making a living is tough and utilizing IRS tax deductions at the end of the year can allow an artist to keep more of what she makes. Tax write-offs are similar to those used by other self-employed workers across the country; they include costs such as office space and equipment deductions...read more.

 

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Post date: Apr 18, 2012
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Video Workshop courtesy of IRS.gov.  Includes 9 tax lessons for Small Business or Self-Employed.

Post date: Apr 18, 2012
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Steven Goldglit, Managing Partner of Goldglit & Company

Post date: Mar 28, 2012
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This publication provides basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business. It also provides information on keeping records and illustrates a recordkeeping system. Throughout this publication we refer to other IRS publications and forms where you will find more information.

Post date: Mar 22, 2012
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By Michele Stanton, Courtesy of TALA.

As artists are typically not accountants, TALA has prepared this step-by-step guide to assist artists in completing their own income tax returns. This guide also includes answers to frequently asked questions and examples of completed returns. A special thanks to CPA and TALA Volunteer, Michele Stanton. (Published 2012)

Post date: Mar 22, 2012
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Courtesy of ArtsTaxInfo.com

 

Expense checklist for actors PDF Version

 

Expense checklist for actors Excel Worksheet Version
 

Post date: Mar 22, 2012
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By Peter Jason Riley, CPA, Courtesy of ArtsTaxInfo.com

 

Post date: Mar 22, 2012
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Artists and taxes don’t seem to mix very well. Taxes and administrating the business of art are often last on the list of concerns for the visual artist. The secret to overcoming this phobia is to develop an understanding of the mechanisms of the tax code and some simple, effective ways of complying with this onerous task. In so doing you will pay less in taxes and you will be less likely to fall prey to erroneous tax information and disreputable or ill-informed advisors.

Post date: Mar 7, 2012
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Whether you are self-employed or are an employee, you may be able to deduct certain expenses for the part of your home you use for business. This document from the IRS explains the details

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