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Tax advice for actors: A mini actor tax guide
Filling out your tax returns properly is, aside from fulfilling one of your requirements as a law-abiding citizen, all about getting the most out of your money. What does that mean? It means that by knowing the tax laws and what you may and may not deduct, can make all the difference. It could make the difference for example for you being able to take another acting class this year, getting new headshots, doing something else you need for your acting career or even just being able to take a nice vacation.
Many actors waste a lot of money each year simply because they are not informed about exactly how to fill out their tax forms and what they can write off or deduct from the taxes they need to pay.
This is also true for the parents of child actors as there are laws stating that minors must file tax returns as well for their earned and non-earned income if above a certain amount.
Here is some more taxt advice, some things you need to know and that could be possible write-offs when filing your actor taxes, your income tax return.
Which professional expenses are deductible such as:
With regard to tax advice, these are just some of the many things you need to know when you pay your actor taxes.
In the Acting Career Quick Start Home-Study Course we go into a bit more detail about tax advice and where to get it and give participants a list of 50 possible expenses that actors can deduct.
My advice would be to hire a qualified tax accountant to do your taxes the first time around when you have a year in which you worked a pretty good amount. But don’t be fooled. Even if you hire a tax accountant, you still need to prepare well for your meeting with him/her.
This is some of the best tax advice I can give you. Here are two things you will want to do to be able to get the maximum benefit out of your tax consultant and save as much money as possible, which really means paying the least amount of taxes possible.
If you do those two things, you should be in a good position to maximize your benefit of having a tax consultant. Also, knowing what you can and cannot deduct can save you an embarrassing and time-consuming IRS audit.
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