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Sign the Petition and Tell Congress: Support Tax Fairness for Arts Workers

Published December 2, 2021   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas
The bipartisan Performing Artist Tax Parity Act (PATPA) would be a game-changer for arts workers.

The bipartisan Performing Artist Tax Parity Act (PATPA) would be a game-changer for arts workers.

This bill would allow arts workers to deduct on their federal income taxes ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in the course of employment -- a deduction arts workers lost when tax reform passed in 2017.

Will you join us and ask your members of Congress to cosponsor the Performing Artist Tax Parity Act?

As performing artists across the country return to work, the last thing they need is a tax code that punishes them for seeking work. The PATPA fixes this problem and would renew your ability to deduct business expenses like agents and managers fees, equipment, website hosting, and audio/video reels, to name just a few.

Most performing artists are employees who spend 20 to 30 percent or more of their income on necessary expenses. The Performing Artist Tax Parity Act will level the playing field for arts workers as we look to build a more fair arts industry.

Sign the petition today! Ask your members of Congress to cosponsor the Performing Artist Tax Parity Act.

This campaign is co-sponsored by Actors' Equity Association, the American Federation of Musicians, the American Guild of Musical Artists, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.