August 2011 Newsletter

August 2011 Newsletter

From Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

covering the following topics:

Legal and Accounting Open House with Spacetaker 8/13/2011

Copyright Seminar with Erin Rodgers 8/17/11

NEW Technical Guides from Blazek and Vetterling for Employers of Independent Contractors and Updated Disclosure Rules for Charitable Organizations

TALA Relaunches Mediation Services

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Legal and Accounting Open House with Spacetaker, Saturday August 13, 2011

Artists and representatives of arts nonprofits will be given the opportunity to have a short consultation with a legal or accounting professional at the Spacetaker Artist Resource Center (2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007). Preference is given to those who make appointments, but walk-ups are also welcome. Please contact [email protected] in order to make an appointment. TALA volunteers interested in providing consultations should contact [email protected]

Legal and Accounting Open House
Saturday, August 13, 2011
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Spacetaker Artist Resource Center
2101 Winter Street
Houston, TX 77007

Copyright Seminar Presented by Erin Rodgers, Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Please join TALA Staff Attorney Erin Rodgers as she leads an informative session covering copyrighting basics for artists. Please send your RSVP to [email protected] by August 16th.

Copyright Seminar
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
TALA Office
1540 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77006

NEW Technical Guides from Blazek and Vetterling for Employers of Independent Contractors and Updated Disclosure Rules for Charitable Organizations

For employers seeking advice on distinguishing between an Employee and an Independent Contractor, please refer to Personal Services Filing And Documentation Requirements

For Charitable Organizations seeking new disclosure requirements for donations, please refer to Disclosure Rules for Charitable Organizations

Please support TALA by shopping at Krogers

Its a new season of giving at Krogers! Before checkout at Kroger, take a copy of the TALA Customer Letter to your local Kroger Store and ask that they link your Plus Card to TALA. Its so simple to give to TALA throughout the year!

TALA Relaunches Mediation Services

TALA is proud to announce the relaunch of it’s mediation services. Offered free of charge to TALA members and $25 to non-members, TALA’s mediation services provide the opportunity for both individuals and arts nonprofits to work towards resolving complex legal situations and avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. For more information, please email Staff Attorney Erin Rodgers at [email protected]

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A portion of TALA’s programs and services are generously supported by The Anchorage Foundation, The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, The Houston Arts Alliance, The Houston Endowment, Gainer Donnelly & Desroches LLP Certified Public Accountants, and The Texas Commission on the Arts.

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