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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. We know that ​doing tax returns can be a daunting thing, especially when you work multiple freelance jobs, have your own business, or just feel overwhelmed even thinking about taxes. We'll guide you through the process and take the burden of preparing accurate tax returns off your shoulders, while making sure that you get every deduction you're entitled to for the best possible tax outcome. So you do you, and we'll do your taxes.

We work with artists and freelancers across the country, but our base of operation is the culturally-rich city of sisterly love, Philadelphia. Although we work primarily with individual tax returns, some of us also prepare 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. 

We are experienced tax preparers - not CPAs. As a collective, we are all self-employed, and we share expertise, resources, and a nerdy joy in doing this work.


Who We Are

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Amy Smith | she/her 

Phone: 215-275-7019

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.


Juliana Flower | she/her

Phone: 610-368-5123

Julie is an art lover and amateur musician with 30 years of experience on the administrative side of arts organizations and creative small businesses. She's been preparing tax returns for individuals and single-member LLCs since she became a member of this collective in 2015. She also has experience preparing returns for multi-member LLCs, S Corps, and small non-profits, and working with international clients, including non-resident aliens and expats. In addition, Julie provides bookkeeping services for artists, non-profits, and small businesses, including the preparation and filing of forms 1099-NEC. She plays and sings in rock 'n' roll bands, spends chunks of time every year in Spain, and loves to travel and experience diverse cultures. Julie habla Español. 

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Maria Möller | she/her

Phone: 267-255-1304

Maria began working with Philly Tax Prep for Artists in 2018, after over 20 years of project management experience for organizations such as Mural Arts Philadelphia, FringeArts, and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. She focuses on preparing returns for individuals and single-member LLCs, including for clients living and/or working internationally. As an interdisciplinary artist, Maria co-founded West Philly's 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 loves to travel and really likes it when things are neat and tidy. Maria habla Español.

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Logan Cryer | they/them

Phone: 267-271-2751

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.

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Akeem Davis | he/him

Phone: 305-797-3681

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.  

Genevieve Ransom | she/her

Phone: 215-437-3084

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. Gen habla Español.

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Makini | flexible pronouns

Phone: 215-868-7690

Makini is a choreographer, performer, video artist, and new parent based between traditional lands of Tutelo-Saponi speaking peoples and lands of the Lenape peoples. Makini strives to encourage artists, freelancers, and other taxpayers to understand themselves as part of a larger community of workers who can imagine pathways toward economic ecosystems that prioritize care, interdependence, and delight. Makini can complete business returns (1065, 1120S, 1120) as well as individual returns. With 15 years of management of both personal and small business finances, Makini is thrilled to lend detail-oriented attention to tax preparation. Eu falo Portugués.

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