What can I deduct? Do I bring receipts to my accountant? Is my art a business or a hobby? What is a Schedule C? How do I deduct my home studio? Why do freelancers have to pay taxes quarterly, and how do I do that? Has tax season got you asking yourself questions like these? Hannah Cole is a tax expert who specializes in working with creative businesses and artists. She will discuss the basic tax equation, self employment tax and the estimated quarterly tax system, audit concerns for the creative person, and other tax issues specifically relevant to artists and makers, followed by a question and answer period. Hannah provides an understanding of the full framework of the tax code, and where creators fit in, presented in a logical, approachable style. She gives an empowering vision to designers, artists and creative entrepreneurs on taking financial control of their careers. Join us for a creative-centered tax workshop that will be packed with useful information.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Managing self-employment as a creator
- Money mindset/the artist stereotype
- How taxes work in self-employment
- Paying quarterly taxes
- Understanding the Schedule C
- Why artists get audited, and how to stay protected
$10 Members | $20 Nonmembers
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EXCLUSIVE MEMBER ONLY PERKS
All attending members will receive a free visual guide to tax deductions. This downloadable resource is designed as an easy visual reference for your ongoing bookkeeping.
Also, all attending members will automatically be entered into a raffle where one lucky winner will receive a 30 minute complimentary consultation with Hannah to help answer your tax questions.
Hannah Cole is a tax expert who specializes in working with creative businesses and artists. A long-time working artist with a high-level exhibition history, and a tax and money columnist for the art blog Hyperallergic, the financial challenges of freelancers and small creative businesses are both relevant and personal to Hannah. Hannah Cole is the founder of Sunlight Tax, which specializes in friendly, informative tax preparation for artists, and engaging, art-world savvy tax education workshops for artist groups, and in empowering creative people to set up for long-term success and take control of the financial side of their careers through her year-long artist-centric membership, Money Bootcamp.
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