Philadelphia Tax Prep for Artists
Philadelphia Tax Prep for Artists is a collective of artists and art lovers who also have a knack for numbers and a desire to help other artists by dealing with the numbers so our clients can concentrate on their art. We know that doing tax returns can be a daunting thing, especially when you work multiple freelance jobs or have your own business. We work together to take the burden of preparing accurate tax returns off your shoulders, while making sure that you get every deduction you're entitled to and have the best possible tax outcome.
We work with artists and freelancers across the country, but our base of operation is the cuturally-rich city of sisterly love, Philadelphia. Although we work primarily with individual tax returns, we also have experience preparing business returns for LLCs, S Corps, and non-profits. We can prepare tax returns for every state in the country, and for the City of Philadelphia.
Who We Are
Amy is a dance and theater artist, educator, and facilitator. In addition to tax preparation, she provides financial well-being workshops, works with clients one-on-one giving financial advice, consults with arts organizations, and co-facilitates anti-racism sessions with co-facilitators of color. She was co-founder and co-director of Headlong Dance Theater until she left in 2019 to pursue freelance work. Amy trained everyone in this collective, and brought them together to serve artists and demystify/translate tax rules. She has experience doing bookkeeping and financial management for small and medium sized businesses, and preparing corporate, non-profit and partnership returns, but prefers preparing returns for individuals and single-member LLCs.
Maria brings over 20 years of project management experience for organizations such as Mural Arts Philadelphia, FringeArts, and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania to her work as a tax preparer for individuals and small businesses. A socially-engaged artist, Maria co-founded Shakespeare in Clark Park and served as the company's co-artistic director from 2005-2011 before transitioning her practice to the visual arts. She really likes it when things are neat and tidy.
Akeem Davis | he/him
Akeem is a Barrymore Award-winning actor and non-profit administrator with the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation, a death penalty sentencing resource center. Alongside theater, he has always held a passion for numbers and financial accounting. He is profoundly inspired by the opportunity to be an advocate for other artists through nuanced and effective tax preparation. Akeem is a man of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and a proud alumnus of Norland Middle School of Miami, Florida.
Julie is an art lover and amateur musician with 30 years of experience on the administrative side of arts organizations and creative small businesses. In addition to preparing tax returns for individuals, she provides bookkeeping services for artists, non-profits, and small businesses, including the preparation and filing of forms 1099-NEC. Julie also has experience preparing returns for LLC Partnerships, S Corps, and small non-profit organizations, and working with international clients. She holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MA in History of Art from Bryn Mawr College. Julie habla Español.
Logan Cryer | they/them
Logan is a writer, artist, music-lover and curator living and learning in Philadelphia. They are a graduate of Moore College of Art where they majored in Fine Arts and Design and are an alum of Headlong Performance Institute. In addition to tax preparation, Logan is the Studio Manager for Amber Art and Design, a founder of the technology rental project Television, and runs an Instagram gallery called SNAIL.
Genevieve Ransom | she/her
Gen is a Philadelphia native with nomadic leanings, now based in Arizona. She holds a master's in international and cross-cultural marketing and has worked in almost every industry, from entertainment to engineering. Gen was managing director for Headlong until early 2022 and began her tax prep journey in 2015. When she isn't running after her toddler, she's scheming and dreaming of new ways to shape life and travel.
Christianne Kapps| she/her
Christianne worked with the team through 2022 and then took a full-time job. If you have worked with Christianne in the past, you can work with any of the other preparers on this team.