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4 Ways to Stay Out of Tax Trouble as an Indie Artist

While music celebrity tax issues are all over the media, what does that mean for indie artists? Here’s our answer for how indie artists can stay out of tax trouble: Hundreds of artists, producers, and DJs filled the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Atlanta, GA to get tips and advice from music industry experts at the […]

what documents are needed for your music taxes

What Tax Forms to Send Your Music Accountant

I’m often asked what forms and information are needed to have your tax return prepared. Let’s discuss what to you need provide for us in order to prepare the tax return for your music business. This list is not all inclusive, but covers the basics, let’s get started! Forms Needed to Prepare Your Music Industry […]

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Keeping Track of Your Music Business Finances

One of the questions, I’m frequently asked by musicians, whether singer/songwriter, guitarist, or percussionist is about how to keep track of the money made and the money spent in their music business. Whether making money playing shows or spending money traveling to performances, musicians and other artists should keep good records. Glad you asked! Keep […]

Form W-9 for musicians

Four Facts For Musicians Receiving Form W-9

You’re getting all geared up to perform with a band or artist you look up to, but before they accept you as a part of their team you receive an IRS Form W-9. Below are some frequently asked questions musicians have about Form W9: What is a W-9? A W9 is a request for your […]

Musician taxes affected by new NC tax

Charge Your Fans Tax for Concert Tickets Says North Carolina

Supporting live performances will be a bit more expensive for North Carolina music fans beginning January 1, 2014. As the musician, artist, and/or venue selling tickets to a concert or other event,  you must begin collecting the North Carolina sales taxes for the admission price (this even includes cover charges). For example, let’s say you have […]