Business Volunteers for the Arts, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
Description: Provides artists and arts organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania with legal and accounting assistance. 

Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
Description: Provides accounting and legal services to qualified artists and arts organizations.

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
Description: Provides direct legal and business services to and ongoing educational programs for artists at every career level and across all arts disciplines.
Serves artists and arts organizations in the greater St. Louis area, which includes St. Louis City, St. Charles, St. Louis, and Jefferson counties in Missouri
and Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois. Also serves Columbia and eastern Missouri.

Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts
Description: Provides Texas artists and arts organizations with legal and accounting assistance.


Title: Annual Tax Mess Organizer for Writers, Artists, Self-Publishers & Craftspeople: Help for self-employed individuals who did not keep itemized income & expense records during the business year
Author: KiKi Canniff.
Description: Written by a retired tax consultant with a talent for making taxes easy to understand.
Publisher: One More Press
Publication date: Revised 2016


Title: Artist as Bookkeeper
Author: Sue Greenberg
Description: Provides an overview of record keeping and tax matters frequently encountered by artists. A downloadable free publication.
Publisher: St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accounts for the Arts
Publication Date: Revised 2015 
Title: Arts and Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class
Author: Elaine Grogan Luttrull
Description: An accessible guide that covers a variety of topics, including budgeting, cash management, visual charting, taxes, employment, and business etiquette. Provides examples of common issues within the arts worlds and anecdotes from author’s own
Publisher: Agate B2
Publication date: 2013
Title: “Preparing Your Tax Return,”CARFAC Advisory Notes
Description: For Canadian artists. Available for purchase on a CD-ROM in PDF format. Free to members.
Publisher:CARFAC Ontario
Title: Creativity Is My Business: A Financial Organizer for Freelance Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Writers & Other Talented Individuals
Author: Kiki Canniff.
Description: The IRS classifies creative activities as a hobby, claiming that those who create art do it for fun, and it is not as a business. And,
when a person participates in creative activities part-time, this is a hard label to dodge, unless you keep proper records. This book focuses on how to
avoid the hobby classification, with guidelines on how to keep business-like records,
and help you survive a tax audit.
Publisher: One More Press
Publication Dte: 2012
Title: Legal Guide for the Visual Artist
Author/Editor: Tad Crawford
Description: Revised edition. See four chapters on taxes.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2010
Title: New Tax Guide for Writers, Artists, Performers and Other Creative People
Author/Editor: Peter Jason Riley
Description: Revised edition. Written with the non-accountant, creative individual in mind, this guide provides a clear outline of taxes, responsibilities, income, deductions, I.R.S. audit guidance, timelines and tax and accounting issues.
Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company
Publication Date: Revised 2016
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Title: QuickBooks
Description: Software program for business accounting and bookkeeping.


Title: “Are You Really an Artist? It’s the IRS Who Actually Decides”
Description: An article by Daniel Grant, New York Observer, November 24, 2016.

Title: Home Office Deduction
Description: Provided by the IRS

Title: Crafter’s Guide to Crative Business Planning
Description: An online guide directed at craft artists that iincludes information on the implications of taxes at festivals, fairs, and craft shows, and other tax-related subjects.

Title: “Nine Factors That Determine Whether an Activity Is a Hobby”
Description: Written by Robert Gard. The Tax Advisor
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Title: Simple Option for Home Office Deduction
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Title: “When is art a business? Hobby losses for artists”
Description: Penned by Daniel Rowe, AICPA Store. Discusses the hobby loss challenge as it pertains to artists and the nine factors for determining whether a profit motive exists.

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