Tall Grass To Host Tax Workshop For Artists

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Tall Grass Arts Association will host a workshop for artists on Saturday, February 27, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Tall Grass Gallery. The workshop leader is Julie Herwitt, CPA.

This informative workshop will cover basic income tax issues and record keeping for professional artists. Ms. Herwitt will begin with “How to choose an entity type for your business.” She will cover the various types of income and expenses that are common for creative individuals. She will review the numerous types of taxes that apply to artists as well as the need to make quarterly estimated tax payments.

Ms. Herwitt has a BS degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been a CPA since 1986 and maintains an active painting practice. She brings a unique vision to this complex aspect of every working artist’s life. The workshop is perfect for any self-employed individual including artists, dancers, filmmakers, actors, etc. It will provide the tools needed to file 2009 tax returns correctly.

The cost of the workshop is $10 for members of the Tall Grass Arts Association and $20 for non-members. Those who become first time members ($40) will receive free admission. The registration fee includes a packet of accounting/bookkeeping information. Checks should be made out to the Tall Grass Arts Association and mailed to Tall Grass Arts Association, 367 Artists Walk, PO Box 776, Park Forest, IL 60466. Receipt of a check will ensure space in the workshop.

The gallery is located at 367 Artists Walk in Downtown Park Forest adjacent to the Park Forest Village Hall. Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For additional information or directions, call the Gallery at (708) 748-3377.