The Art of Taxes
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Presented Austin Creative Alliance and Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA)
Structured with artists in mind, this seminar is designed to walk you through your tax return, addressing common concerns artists have about hobby loss, expenses that can and cannot be deducted, and other important IRS regulations pertaining to creative practices.
What it means to be self-employed/independent contractor
What the self-employment tax is and how it is paid
Working solo vs. being in a partnership
Keeping records of income and expenses
Which expenses are deductible
What to bring to prepare your taxes
Estimated tax payments
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Lisa A. Sretenovic, MBA, CPA / CGMA, is Senior Accounting Manager at The Mangold Group, CPAs, PC. She manages client relationships with customized schedules of services in accounting, tax, strategic planning, budgeting, analysis, process improvement, and training. Some of her 20+ years of industry experience include: aeronautics, construction, manufacturing, non-profits, oil & gas, real estate, research, restaurant, retail, technology, international business, and professional services. Her experience in many industries allows her to apply a broad knowledge in a variety of areas. She has the ability 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. She particularly enjoys the education of financial literacy to non-profits and entrepreneurs.
Ms. Sretenovic is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She volunteers her time at TALA and other notable nonprofits. World-travel, kayaking, wine-making, and the development of young musicians are some of the interests she pursues.
When & Where
Austin Creative Alliance
Our mission is to advance, connect, and advocate for Austin’s arts, cultural, and creative communities in order to strengthen and protect the character, quality of life, and economic prosperity of our region.
Austin Creative Alliance (ACA) presently provides the following critical services to arts and cultural organizations and individuals representing a wide diversity in age, ethnic, and economic constituents:
• Public Policy and Civic Engagement, Outreach and Advocacy
• Education, Capacity Building, and Professional Development
• Resources, Technical Services, and Tools
• Community Building and Connecting Creative Industries, Promotion and Marketing