Happy Tuesday! Members of my Get It Done coaching group have been asking about this topic, so this week I’m just diving right in: taxes.

A lot of actors have been worried about the new tax law that went into effect on Jan 1. To put it very simply, in lieu of being able to deduct business expenses as an individual, we get a higher standard deduction. But as actors, between headshots, marketing materials, acting classes, coachings, audition mileage, we incur a LOT of expenses before we ever start making any money, and normally we’d be able to deduct these expenses from our taxes. This isn’t the case anymore. BUT. Before you freak out, watch this week’s #GuruTips. I share a resource that can hopefully provide a little more insight to this hugely important topic.

Is this new tax law a problem for actors? Well… it may or may not be. Get a free resource list from @ActResourceGuru that sheds some light on the topic! #actorslife #workingactorsClick to Tweet This Episode of #GuruTips!

I know it’s confusing. We’re all in the same boat, but it’s likely that unless you’re making a living solely as an actor, this doesn’t affect you. Remember, none of this is official tax advice! Be sure to consult a tax professional who can answer your questions in more detail.

Hopefully this free download can help clear some things up. It contains resources and interviews that have helped me a TON, and I think they’ll help you too.

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Ajarae Coleman | Workshop 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 ClaimASeat.com to be notified when the doors open for new members.

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