Austin Seminars – The Art of Taxes

Two tax seminars in December.


The Art of Taxes – Now in two editions!

December 5 – Multidisciplinary Edition

December 12 – Musician’s Edition

Both seminars will cover the same topics with the Musician’s Edition focusing on the unique circumstances faced by musicians.


Multidisciplinary Edition presented in partnership with the Dougherty Arts Center

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 6:30 pm

Dougherty Arts Center,

1110 Barton Springs Road,

Austin, TX 78704 


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

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.

Register here for the Multidisciplinary Edition


And if you’re a musician, here is…….

Musician’s Edition presented by AUSTIN MUSIC FOUNDATION

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:30 pm

St. Elmo Soundstage,

415 East St. Elmo Road,

Austin, TX 78745 

Join our partners AMF for a special edition of the Art of Taxes seminar 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.

Register here for the Musician’s Edition