The Art of Taxes 2023

Did you miss the livestream? Don’t worry. You can view the recording on our YouTube channel.

It’s important to be up to date with information that impacts your tax liability.

Presented in partnership with Fresh Arts and Austin Music Foundation

Hosted by the Dougherty Arts Center

Join TWO CPA’s, Houston based Kathy Ploch and Austin based Lisa Sretenovic, for an evening of all things tax.

IN PERSON & ONLINE: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 @ 6:30 pm Central

For the first time ever, TALA is presenting our most popular seminar both in person and online. Anyone in or near Austin is welcome join us at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road for the in-person seminar, which will also be livestreamed to TALA’s YouTube channel. There will be time for questions from both in-person and online participants.

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 including:

·       What it means to be self-employed/independent contractor

·       Keeping records of income and expenses

·       Business v Hobby rules as applied to tax

·       Combination of W-2 and 1099 tax reporting

·       What’s deductible?  

·       What the self-employment tax is and how it is paid?

·       Using the Section 199(A) passthrough

·       Estimated tax payments

·       Other taxes – Sales, Franchise, Business Personal Property

·       Information on the child tax credit and student loans

·       How to report unemployment, PPP loans, and relief aid on individual tax returns

·       And More!  

Register here

About the presenters: 

Kathy Ploch, CPA

Kathy is a CPA at Durio and Korpal P.C.  She previously spent 7 years as a Tax Compliance and Consulting Specialist at Harper & Pearson Company, P.C. She has been in public accounting preparing all types of taxes for 35 years and has worked with small nonprofit organizations for 20 years. Kathy 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 the Society’s President in 2009-2010.

Lisa Sretenovic, CPA/CITP/CGMA

Lisa is a business coach competent in accounting, finance, and management. She is also skilled in strategic planning/budgeting, analysis, process improvement, and training. As a result of her work in varied industries (public accounting/tax, professional practices, real estate investment, SaaS, telecommunications, manufacturing, hospitality, music production, and oil & gas), she possesses experience that is broad and allows knowledge application from one area to others. One of her strongest abilities is to communicate complex financial information in a language appropriate for the audience, from the board of directors to the IT department or the director’s assistant to the small business owner. Her specialties include financial consulting for small & start-up companies focusing on the business owner’s financial literacy and how that improves business growth. Lisa provides services to TALA member artists and arts organizations and is a past TALA board member.

This project is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

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.