Feb 26th 2018

In this talk, tax expert Janet Ecklebarger will demystify the income tax filing process for artists and explain the impacts of the new tax legislation.

Janet will guide us through the process of identifying and accounting for the many diverse income streams (from contract day jobs to grant awards and sales) and business-related expenses that comprise many artists’ livelihoods. The new tax legislation creates major changes for 2018 and she will address how those changes will affect the various situations for artists and other self-employed people.

A practicing artist herself, Janet has keen insights into the complexity inherent in filing taxes for creative careers. Her experience working with clients for over 10 years has also contributed to her knowledge of record keeping strategies that can be implemented to throughout the year to help you streamline the process. In addition to sharing her insights on tax-filing best practices for artists, Janet will also be able to address questions pertinent to individualized circumstances.


Janet Ecklebarger earned her Master’s degree from Cranbrook, in 1992. She has been working as a tax associate since 2005 and specializes in deductions for artists, musicians, and other creative types while also offering tax and accounting techniques for the right brained. She is a practicing artist who recently moved to a 30 acre property in North Carolina and is excited to participate in the creative and advocacy community in her new area. tax-scout.com


$20 | General Public
$10 | CAC Artist Members
FREE for Current BOLT/HATCH/LAUNCH Residents

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