Normally the seasons are great – pilot season, award season, episodic season (you didn’t think I meant spring and summer, did you? 😜) … but what about when it comes time for tax season? Not so much fun.

Because actors have variable incomes, it can be a lot tougher to figure out our taxes than it is if you have an office job. So I’m here to help make it a little easier! I’m showing you some practical tips that you can start implementing so this year’s tax season (and next year’s) is not quite as stressful.
Remember, tax day this year is April 18th, so don’t delay! (You can always file an extension – but that’s due April 18th too!)

Fellow actors: Get tips to make your taxes easier from @ActResourceGuru! Tweet: Fellow actors: Get tips to make your taxes easier from @Workshop Guru! #GuruTips

Note: Though I am good at math, I am NOT a tax professional and I am NOT giving you advice on doing your taxes. These tips are just to help you keep track of what you need to keep track of, and avoid the tax season stress!
Do you have a juicy question you want me to cover in a future episode of GuruTips for Actors? I’ll be answering YOUR questions every month, so be sure to send them in to [email protected]!

Think happy thoughts!

Ajarae Coleman | Acting Resource Guru

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Ajarae Coleman is a working actress living in Los Angeles. You can see her on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on Netflix, and more. Ajarae founded Acting Resource Guru (ARG) in 2012 to give actors practical steps to book more work and take ownership of their careers. In 2020, Ajarae launched The Table, an exclusive online membership for actors who crave an artistic life that goes beyond just booking gigs. They are ready to make a greater impact, which looks like building communities of collaborators, creating their own opportunities, and developing residual income streams. Ajarae believes that actors play a huge role in bringing forth a reality where every being on the planet is safe and valued, and The Table empowers actors to claim their seat. Join the Interest List at to be notified when the doors open for new members.


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