Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact

CCI - Tax Tips for Artists

September 6, 2018, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Topic: Financial Management and Accounting

Provider/Presenting Organization: Center for Cultural Innovation

Location: Los Angeles Area

When it comes to taxes, artists have unique needs and benefits. As both a tax preparer and a working actor, Emily Churchill, EA, specializes in the concerns that are unique to creative workers. This 3-hour interactive workshop will cover:
  1. Basics of Taxation: (Standardized Deductions, Claiming exemptions, Employee Income, Non-Employee Income);
  2. What to Know about the new Tax Act starting in 2018;
  3. To itemize or not to itemize (what you can deduct as an artist);
  4. How to keep track of expenses throughout the year and stay organized for your tax returns;
  5. Making quarterly payments;
  6. Going through what needs to be done for your 1099 Misc/Schedule C income and expenses.
In this workshop, 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.)
Emily Churchill, EA, is a senior preparer at M & M Tax Pros, Inc., formally known as Actor'sTaxPrep, Inc. (http://actorstaxprep.com/). Ms Churchill is an experienced  tax preparer, having been with Actors Tax Prep Inc, going on 10 tax seasons. She holds the prestigious designation of Enrolled Agent, which is awarded by the Internal Revenue Service to experienced practitioners. As a working actor, Emily is also highly knowledgeable of the entertainment industry and with the many avenues an artist's life can take. Her clients range from real estate agents to culinary professionals to editors in film and television.
Emily Churchill 


Workshop Details: 

Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Location: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC), 244 S. San Pedro St, 5th Floor Cultural Room, Los Angeles CA 90012

Cost: $40 before August 23, 2018, $50 after August 23, 2018

To enroll in a workshop, you must first become a member of CCI and create a user name and password. CCI membership is free of charge and open to the public.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund on registration fees up to 48 hours prior to workshop date. Fees non-refundable after that date.

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This workshop is made possible with support from: