The Art of Taxes - Houston @ United Way of Greater Houston - Montgomery County, Houston [13 February]

The Art of Taxes - Houston

18:30 - 20:30

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United Way of Greater Houston - Montgomery County
50 Waugh Drive, Houston, Texas 77007
Presented in partnership with Fresh Arts

The Art of Taxes — Houston

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.

Topics Covered:
What it means to be self-employed/independent contractor
What the self-employment tax is and how it is paid
Keeping records of income and expenses
Which expenses are deductible
What is needed to prepare your taxes
Estimated tax payments
Business v hobby rules
Sales tax and employment tax
Home office expenses

About the speaker Kathy Ploch, CPA

Kathy is a CPA and the Entrepreneurial Services Department Manager at Harper & Pearson Company, P. C. She has been in public accounting preparing all types of taxes for 30 years and has worked with small nonprofit organizations for 15 years. She 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 Society's President in 2009-2010.

About Fresh Arts

Fresh Arts is a 501©3 organization dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engagement with the arts. Find more about Fresh Arts at

About TALA

Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) was formed in 1979 to help meet the legal and accounting needs of artists and arts nonprofits across the State of Texas. TALA volunteers throughout the state handle more than 300 matters per year. Attorneys and accountants volunteer their time, assisting in legal and accounting matters that might otherwise remain unresolved and unrepresented.

TALA’s pro bono legal and accounting services are offered to artists from all creative disciplines, including visual artists, musicians, actors, dancers, film makers, and writers. New to TALA is the Patent Pro Bono program that assists inventors to file a non-provisional patent appliation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Find more about TALA at
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