Austin Seminars – The Art of Taxes

Artists! Learn the important stuff when it comes to your federal tax return.

Hosted by the Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Road,

Austin, TX 78704

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:30 p.m.

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


About the speaker Lisa Sretenovic, CPA/CITP/CGMA

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.

This event is funded in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

The City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require assistance for participation in our programs or use of our facilities, please call (512) 974-3914.


Our partners at Austin Music Foundation are presenting a Musician’s Edition of The Art of Taxes.

Both seminars will cover the same topics with the Musician’s Edition focusing on the unique circumstances faced by musicians. Lisa Sretenovic will again be sharing her expertise, highlighting the issues that many musicians encounter in their tax returns.

The Art of Taxes – Musician’s Edition

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:30 pm

Austin Music Foundation

1333 Shore District Drive

Suite 600

Austin, TX 78741