The Art of Taxes seminars in Austin & Houston

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Structured with artists in mind, this seminar is designed to walk you through your tax return, addressing common artist concerns and important IRS regulations pertaining to creative practices.


Topics Covered:

  • What it means to be self-employed/independent contractor
  • What the self-employment tax is and how it is paid
  • Keeping records of income and expenses
  • Which expenses are deductible
  • What is needed to prepare your taxes
  • Estimated tax payments
  • Business v hobby rules
  • Sales tax and employment tax
  • Home office expenses


AUSTIN SEMINAR in partnership with Austin Public & AFS


Wednesday,  February 7, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.

Austin Public

1143 Northwestern Avenue

Austin, TX, 78702

About the Austin speaker Lisa Sretenovic, CPA

Lisa, a shareholder of The Mangold Group, is an entrepreneurially oriented professional delivering financial and organizational efficiencies to increase the profit in small and large companies. She manages client relationships with customized schedules of services in accounting, tax, strategic planning, budgeting, analysis, process improvement, and training. In addition to 20 plus years of experience, Lisa holds the AICPA Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), a unique credential designed specifically for the CPAs who have a wide range of documented IT competency. She particularly enjoys the education of financial literacy to non-profits and entrepreneurs.  Lisa is a current professional volunteer for artists and arts organizations through TALA and is a past TALA board member.


HOUSTON SEMINAR in partnership with Fresh Arts


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m.

United Way Community Resource Center

50 Waugh Dr.

Houston, TX  77007

About the Houston speaker Kathy Ploch, CPA

Kathy is a CPA and the Entrepreneurial Services Department Manager at Harper & Pearson Company, P. C. She has been in public accounting preparing all types of taxes for 30 years and has worked with small nonprofit organizations for 15 years. She is a Past President of TALA and has been a volunteer with the organization since 1999. She is a member of the Houston CPA Society and served as Society’s President in 2009-2010.