Taxes and finances may not be your passion, but staying on top of both can help you maintain your sanity and earn more each year. In this discussion, PhotoShelter CEO Andrew Fingerman sits down with CPA Steve Zelin, whose tax practice focuses on helping artists and creatives.
Taxes and Finances: All You Need to Know
Featuring: Andrew Fingerman (Moderator), Steven Zelin
Friday, September 23 | 4:00PM – 4:45PM
Location: Photoville Pavilion (60 Water Street Storefront)
Taxes and finances may not be your passion, but staying on top of both can help you maintain your sanity and earn more each year. In this discussion, PhotoShelter CEO Andrew Fingerman sits down with CPA Steven Zelin, whose tax practice focuses on helping artists and creatives. Get answers to questions like: What are some common deductions I can take? Can I write off my new lenses? Do I need a separate bank account? What tax status should I claim? Zelin will also walk you through ways to get up to speed with your financial life. Come ready to take notes and get excited for a surprise at the end…
Andrew Fingerman is the Chief Executive Officer of PhotoShelter, the worldwide leader in portfolio websites, online archiving, and business tools for professional photographers and organizations serious about their images. Before becoming CEO, Fingerman led marketing at PhotoShelter for five years. He pioneered the company’s photographer education efforts, resulting in a thriving library of free downloadable photography business guides and other resources to help independent photographers and small agencies grow. Prior to PhotoShelter, Fingerman was a Senior Product Manager with OPEN, the small business team at American Express. He handled customer marketing for the Centurion, Platinum, Gold and Green charge cards. His early career included a variety of marketing and strategy roles in technology and political campaign consulting. Fingerman holds an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, and a BA from the University of Michigan. Fingerman frequently photographs his two kids and anything he cooks. He serves as a member of the board of trustees for the American Society of Picture Professionals.
Known simply as “The Singing CPA,” Steve Zelin has a sharp wit and a gift for creating compelling song parody. He can also help you with your taxes. He has appeared on ABC Nightline, National Public Radio, and in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Zelin earned an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Fordham University and has Series 6, 7 & 63 licenses. During this training session, you’ll hear Zelin’s funny songs about taxes, gain insights into the latest changes in tax law, and get solid general tax advice for animators and other freelancers. After graduating from Alfred University in 1998 with a BS in Accounting, Zelin began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Following stints at corporate banks JPMorgan Chase and Societe Generale, Zelin started his own accounting firm, specializing in bookkeeping, auditing, and consulting for small businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations.