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CCI - Tax Tips For Artists

January 23, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topic: Financial Management and Accounting

Provider/Presenting Organization: Center for Cultural Innovation

Location: Online Classes/Webinars


Tax Tips for Artists

with Akeem Davis 

Tax season ushers in waves of fear and anxiety among artists and independent business folks alike. Akeem's focus as a tax preparer is to provide excellent, committed service for folks who’ve been intrepid and have a diverse mix of 1099s, W-2s, bank statements and unreported income. Akeem's work is informed by his own experience as an actor and freelance entrepreneur. This exciting seminar will cover his philosophy of Embracing Profitability as an Artist-Entrepreneur, and will go over:

  1. Budgeting as the foundation to personal finance
  2. Exploration of how to think about setting up a Gross/Net system to live by
  3. How to use Tax Buckets (not brackets!) to accurately project self-employed taxes
  4. Embracing Profitability: How to use business expenses and estimated payments in concert to never owe taxes again

Artists and creatives of all backgrounds will learn best practices and important take-aways about the current tax code in a friendly and confidential setting. (Please note: this workshop is for educational purposes only. Each person's tax needs are specific to their own returns, and one should always seek the advice of their own professional tax preparer.) 

A recording of this session will be shared with registrants for a limited time.
Akeem Davis, from Miami, FL, is a graduate of Florida State University and is a full-time actor in Philadelphia, PA. A Barrymore winning and Helen Hayes nominated actor, as well as recipient of the 2015 F. Otto Haas Award for Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist, Akeem is a proud man of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Along with being a full-time actor, Akeem is a registered tax preparer at Philadelphia Tax Prep for Artists, with three seasons of experience completed. 

Date: Monday, January 23, 2023
Time: 10:00am–12:00pm PT / 1:00-3:00pm ET
Online platform: A Zoom link will be emailed to those who register. 
Cost: $5-25 (sliding scale). Please pay what you can afford. Those who are able to afford full price tickets will help subsidize those who cannot.


Questions? Email allison@cciarts.org.
Cancellation Policy: Full refund on registration fees up to 48 hours prior to workshop date. Fees non-refundable after that date.

This workshop is made possible with support from:

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