Welcome to the Taxes section. This section serves as a primer for the tax concerns an independent artist may need to consider, and discusses actions artists can take all year long to ensure a smooth and organized tax season.


These resources include suggested reflection questions and learning activities that could be incorporated into an undergraduate curriculum, or could be used by independent learners to assess their own level of financial literacy.

Additional Resources

  • Richard Azurdia’s Tax Tools: This packet is designed to help independent artists working in the entertainment industry prepare for tax season.
  • IRS Tax Withholding Calculator: The IRS Tax Withholding Calculator allows an individual to assess the correct amount of taxes to withhold from their paycheck. This can help minimize the chance of an unexpected bill at tax time.