Mixed Me­dia

Panel dis­cus­sion on taxes and the artist at the Com­mu­nity Con­ven­tion Cen­ter

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The right-brained among us may not al­ways have the best heads for num­bers and fi­nances, and judg­ing by the state of some artist stu­dios, a tax au­dit could be a lo­gis­ti­cal night­mare. Cre­ative types might need a skilled at­tor­ney who can help to nav­i­gate the finer points of tax­a­tion and the arts. That’s where tax at­tor­ney R. Tracy Sprouls and cer­ti­fied pub­lic ac­coun­tant Robert De Pasquale come in. Sprouls was a lit­i­ga­tor for 11 years in Roswell be­fore join­ing Rodey Law Firm in Albuquerque, where he spe­cial­izes in en­tity for­ma­tion, cor­po­rate law, state and fed­eral tax plan­ning, tax con­tro­ver­sies, and es­tate plan­ning. He’s also an award-win­ning lawyer, hav­ing been named Albuquerque Lit­i­ga­tion-Trusts and Es­tates Lawyer of the Year for 2016 by Best Lawyers in Amer­ica. De Pasquale moved to New Mex­ico in 2005 from South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, where he was a se­nior ac­coun­tant at a CPA firm in Irvine, as well as hav­ing held po­si­tions in Santa Ana and Costa Mesa. De Pasquale’s ex­per­tise is in tax mat­ters for in­di­vid­u­als and busi­nesses in the re­tail, restau­rant, cor­po­rate, non-profit, and med­i­cal fields. He’s a com­mit­tee mem­ber of the New Mex­ico chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion’s Tour de Cure.

At 5:30 p.m. on Tues­day, June 28, Sprouls and De Pasquale join mod­er­a­tor Doug Nel­son, a CPA and ad­vi­sor at TCI Wealth Ad­vi­sors, for a free panel about what to do with all that pa­per­work that lies buried un­der moun­tains of your half-formed mas­ter­pieces and works in progress. They’ll cover in­come taxes, gross re­ceipts tax, out-of-state sales, and au­dits. The talk, “Taxes and the Artist: Cur­rent Tax Is­sues for New Mex­ico Artists, Gal­leries, and Free­lance Creatives,” takes place at the Santa Fe Arts Com­mis­sion’s Com­mu­nity Gallery (201 W. Marcy St.) in­side the Santa Fe Com­mu­nity Con­ven­tion Cen­ter.

— Michael Abatemarco

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