Dallas Seminar – The Art of Taxes

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

Hosted by the South Dallas Cultural Center

3400 South Fitzhugh Ave.

Dallas, TX 75210

Thursday, February 13, 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
  • Home office expenses


Meet the speaker Michelle L. Burrell, CPA

Michelle L. Burrell is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 25 years of diverse financial,
tax and business consulting experience. She has held audit and senior management positions
with a major public accounting firm, in the banking industry and in her current employment at
Emanuel C. Burrell, CPA. Michelle is dedicated to helping clients achieve business success by
providing them with practical and sound accounting, tax and financial preparation and
Michelle is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Dallas
Society of Certified Public Accountants. She earned a B.S. degree in accounting from Southern
University and A&M College and a M.S. degree, finance concentration, from the University of
Texas at Dallas.
In addition to her professional responsibilities, Michelle is dedicated to her community. She is a
27-year Girl Scout Troop leader, and is a Service Unit team officer in the Girls Scouts of
Northeast Texas Council. Michelle is also a longtime church Sunday School teacher, one of her
most cherished positions.

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