Taxes for Artists, Freelancers and Creative Businesses with Hannah Cole

What can I deduct? Do I bring receipts to my accountant? Is my design work a business or a hobby? What is a Schedule C? How do I deduct my home studio?

For design freelancers, consultants, or small business owners - knowing where to start with taxes can be overwhelming, but fear no more! Hannah Cole, a tax expert who specializes in working with creative businesses and artists, is here to share her path to success. In this workshop, Hannah will cover the basic tax equation, self employment tax and the estimated quarterly tax system, audit concerns for the creative person, and other tax issues specifically relevant to artists and makers, followed by a question and answer period.

Workshop Details:

  • Monday, November 9, 10am-12pm

Investment -

    FREE for Rhode Island residents with a design background. A completed Real Jobs Rhode Island Enrollment Package is required—instructions for enrollment provided in your confirmation email.
  • $175 for non-residents or non-designers



    Hannah Cole

    Hannah Cole is the founder of Sunlight Tax, which specializes in friendly, informative tax preparation for artists, and engaging, art-world savvy tax education workshops for artist groups.

    Hannah is a tax expert who specializes in working with creative people and their businesses. Though she’s worked at a couple “buttoned-up” tax firms in New York, she loves bringing her tax skills to the aid of the creative world. Her passion for helping creative businesses began when she was an Account Executive and Interactive Producer for a New York interactive design agency, where she saw the struggles and triumphs from the inside.

    A long-time working artist with a high-level exhibition history, and a tax and money columnist for the art blog Hyperallergic, the financial challenges of freelancers and small creative businesses are both relevant and personal to Hannah.