Tax Webinar

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Tax Webinar
Start: 01/27/2015 - 3:00am
End: 01/27/2015 - 5:00am

Mark Bradley, SAG-AFTRA Twin Cities Local member and author of The Actor’s Tax Guide, will be conducting a webinar for members in the Midwest, and you can attend via the comfort of your own home.

When: 7 – 9 p.m. CST (8 – 10 p.m. EST), Monday, Jan. 26

RSVP: Please RSVP to kathy.byrne@sagaftra.org. You will be provided with login information.

A note from Mark Bradley about the webinar:
People have asked me if I actually prepare tax returns for actors. I do not. My goal is to educate and empower actors, to help them learn about this important part of their business lives. The two-hour session begins with some advice about keeping good records and a discussion of whether or not you should go to a professional preparer. Then I discuss two types of income that actors may earn. The majority of the time is devoted to a discussion of the various kinds of professional expenses actors may have and the proper way to deduct them. New for this year will be a discussion of the tax implications of the Affordable Care Act, and I finish by giving some online resources that participants may find useful.

About Mark Bradley:
Bradley has been a professional actor for over 40 years and has spent most of his career in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He has performed in theater, film, television, radio and TV commercials, industrial/corporate films and videos, print work, and live industrials. He has also taught and directed theater at the college level. Bradley is a longtime member of Equity and SAG-AFTRA, and has been active on his local Equity Liaison Committee and the local and national AFTRA Boards, and is currently secretary of the SAG-AFTRA Twin Cities Local and chair of the Local Organizing Committee. Bradley also serves on the National SAG-AFTRA Organizing Committee.

In more than 25 years as a writer, Bradley has created corporate educational materials, written and edited union newsletters, edited a job-seeking manual, designed and presented media training workshops, and written and performed in independent video productions, one of which won a national award from the AFL-CIO. He has also written two screenplays and a series of children’s stories.

Bradley is the author of the annual e-book The Actor’s Tax Guide, and 2015 will make for its seventh edition. For several years, he provided tax help to performers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a project of the Twin Cities local of AFTRA, and presented income tax seminars for actors for several years, partnering with CPA Paul Mount. He was president of the Lipservice Talent Guild in Minneapolis for three years and prepared the company’s corporate tax returns and payroll. Bradley is also a graduate of the H&R Block tax course.

Nothing herein is intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of tax preparer/professional, legal or financial counsel. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.