The Artist's Guide to Tax Deductions Toolkit by Hannah Cole

The Artist's Guide to Tax Deductions Toolkit

Everything you need to know about artists’ tax deductions in just one hour. Visual + clear.

What's included?

Video Icon 1 video File Icon 3 files


Artists' Deductions Deep Dive.mp4
54 mins
Artists' Deductions Deep Dive.pdf
82 KB
What's the deal with receipts? (Guidelines for artist records).pdf
51.1 KB
The Artist's Guide to the Schedule C 2020
50.8 KB


I thought it was really useful. Your explanations were really clear. The information about the trickier expense categories was more helpful and thorough than I've heard before. The real life examples you used were really helpful for understanding how it's all supposed to work in the context of a real life artist business. 
Louisa Armbrust
The webinar was fabulous, I feel much better about how I should go forward with cataloging and tracking potential deductions.
Amanda Hill
The webinar was wonderful! Hannah broke down a huge amount of information into manageable sections and she speaks clearly and concisely. The accompanying PDF is a massively helpful resource, allowing me to quickly look up useful information.
Lauren Fisher


What do I get?

+ A one hour video walkthrough of artist tax deduction rules, pitfalls and best practices that is clear and approachable.

+ A detailed written outline of artists’ deductions

+ An article on the role of receipts vs. bookkeeping

+ A beautiful Visual Guide to the Artist’s Schedule C

Is this toolkit tax deductible?

*as long as you are a professional artist operating in a business-like manner with an intent to make a profit, that you can prove. And yes, we talk all about this. It's not deductible if you're a hobbyist.

How are you qualified to teach this?

I’m an Enrolled Agent, (which is an IRS-licensed tax expert) a speaker, and a writer. And I've been a practicing artist for over 15 years. I've been invited to speak about artist's taxes by dozens of organizations including RISD, Cornell and The Boston Foundation.

Is this another dry tax talk? Will there be jargon I don't know?

Here's what artist Dana Jones said:
"I did not expect a tax talk to be fun, or motivational. It was both, and inspirational to boot. Thanks for the insight and information. What a great resource you and your company are!"

Why do you care?

I’ve been a working artist for over 15 years. And everything good that has happened in my art career has come from my fellow artists. I started Sunlight Tax to give back to the creative community that has nurtured me. When artists stop making work, the reason is usually financial. In this era of mistrust and breakdown, artists have work to do - we’re the ones who create connections, bridge divides, inspire people and call them to action, and we help people envision a world as it could be. So when I’m able to give other creative people the money tools they need to be financially stable, I’m supporting this critical work. I’m here to say that the world needs you right now. But also: You need a retirement fund. My mission with Sunlight Tax is to give you the financial security tools you need to take big risks and kick ass.