Federal Tax Law for Artists – February 5, 2015

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Washington Lawyers for the Arts Annual Evening Tax Workshop for Artists and the Attorneys Representing ThemDepreciation, capital gains, deductions, W-2s, 1099s! Having trouble keeping track of it all? Neil Sussman’s popular tax workshop is back to guide artists and their attorneys through yet another season of gains, losses, formulas and forms. Learn all the basics you need, plus special tips and what’s new for your 2014 tax return. Designed specifically to address the arts and entertainment issues, topics to be covered will include:

  • What deductions can be claimed
  • What tax forms to use and how to fill them out
  • How to keep business and tax records in an organized manner
  • How to minimize the chances of getting audited

“All the information at an affordable price,”
and “I knew next to nothing about taxes before this workshop; now I have some great info” are just two of the many favorable comments we received from previous workshops.

Space is limited for what is sure to be a popular event, so early registration is encouraged!


Date & Time:

February 5, 2015, 6:30-9 pm; check-in starts at 6:00 pm.



Photographic Center Northwest
900 12th Ave
Seattle WA 98122


  • Artists & others $15 / WLA member artists and PCNW Members and Students $12
  • Attorneys $50 / WLA member attorneys $42


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WLA Studio members admitted no charge, but advance registration is requested as space is limited.


About the Speaker:

Neil Sussman is a Seattle attorney with over 30 years experience practicing in the areas of Art, Entertainment and Media Law. His practice includes work on matters such as: reviewing, drafting, and negotiating contracts, recording and publishing agreements, agency, management and merchandising agreements, copyright and trademark issues and registrations, income tax return preparation and planning, partnership agreements, forming corporations and limited liability companies for small businesses and licensing agreements. A 1982 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, Mr. Sussman received his undergraduate degree in business management from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and has had his own law practice for over 30 years.


CLE credit:
  • 2.5 credits pending