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Workshop: Accounting & Taxes for Artists (SPOKANE)

  • Spark Central 1214 West Summit Parkway Spokane, WA, 99201 United States (map)

In this workshop, Rodger Regele of Washington Lawyers for the Arts gives an overview of accounting and tax prep best practices for artists. He’ll cover the different business types for artists, explain what is – and isn’t – tax deductible, and offer record-keeping tips. He’ll also review recent major changes in tax code with specific attention to artist businesses. There will be ample time for questions. 

*”This workshop is open to artists of all disciplines and is ideal for artists generating income from their work, including sales, commissions, grants, teaching artist stipends, and other revenue, or for artists who want to understand how changes in the tax code will impact their business. 

Cost: $25 for attorneys / $10 artists

Presenting in partnership with Spark Central and Artist Trust. This program is sponsored in part by The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and Vulcan Inc..

Email Program Coordinator Zach Frimmel ( for questions about scholarship inquiries, accessibility, or workshop details.

-Business types
-Record-keeping & tracking income
-Tax rates
-Tax deductions, including home office / studio space, supplies, travel, technology, and other expenses

-Understanding major changes in tax code regarding artist businesses
-Best practices for accounting and taxes
-Understanding next steps for filing in 2019

Rodger Regele, MBA EA volunteers with Washington Lawyers for the Arts, providing tax law insight to Washington State artists. Rodger received his undergraduate and MBA from Seattle University and City University, respectively, and has worked across Washington State as a controller for area businesses since 1983, focusing specifically on the tax arena. Rodger has provided tax and accounting training to multiple industries, including automotive, horticulture, and real estate. He recently completed a term on the Board of Directors for the Southside Senior & Community Center, and has also served in various capacities for the Washington Association of Accountants and Tax Professionals— a group of Enrolled Agents and CPAs—for which he is currently the President of the Spokane Chapter.

Need-based, Latinx, and Filipinx scholarships available by request.