Cover Photo: This illustration has a bright orange background. In the center, a hand holds up a calculator while another hand hovers over the keys. The calculator screen reads "TIME 2 DO UR TAXES"
graphic created by Stella Cabot Wilson using Canva

Filing Taxes as a Self-Employed Writer

Your worth as an artist is not equivalent to the numbers that end up on your tax return.


Disclaimer: This article is designed solely to provide guidance and is not a substitute for personalized advice based on specific situations.

As a tax preparer since 2018 with Philadelphia Tax Prep for Artists, Maria brings over 20 years of project management experience for arts and culture organizations to her work as a tax preparer for individuals and small businesses. In her artist life, she trained as an actor, worked as an actor and director, founded a theatre company, ran that theatre company, and then transitioned her creative practice to socially-engaged photography-based projects. She really likes it when things are neat and tidy.