Looking for a photography tax professional knowledgeable in the area of intellectual properties? Some people mistakenly think they can turn to a neighbor, or Uncle Jim, or that retired bookkeeper down the block, who is “good at taxes.” The price might be right, but for photographers who go this route, it costs them in the long run. Moreover, they’re opening their checkbook to educate this tax-help person, since the average tax accountant or CPA seldom deals with intellectual properties, if at all.
The aim is to save on your taxes, not to just pay them. (“To evade taxes is illegal, to avoid is your constitutional right!”)
You want a photography tax adviser experienced in intellectual properties, who will show you how to apply for and get the write-offs (deductions) that are due you as a working photographer. A tax accountant experienced in intellectual properties may not be easy to locate in your local neighborhood. But here is a simple method to find one. Check around your community and find several successful creative persons who are doing well in their business: musicians, filmmakers, software developers, artists, songwriters, photographers, etc.
Call each one and ask who they use for their accounting and tax work. After awhile, the same name will keep cropping up. He is your man (or woman).