On February 3rd, 2015, ASIFA-East welcomed back Steven Zelin, The Singing CPA, for a rousing workshop centered around taxes for artists and freelancers. We hold this workshop every year and there’s always a variety of questions to be asked. Attendees come from all backgrounds, but mostly the arts and enjoy singing along to Steven’s funny song parodies about taxes. Since we’ve done this workshop before, I will post a link to last year’s article so you can learn more about what Steven covers. The biggest change this year is the Affordable Care Act’s effect on 2015 taxes – you can read more up on this here: http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20150107/FREE/150109960/unpleasant-surprise-on-form-1040-for-obamacare-participants.
Known simply as the Singing CPA, Steve has a sharp wit and a gift for creating compelling song parody. He has appeared on ABC Nightline, in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and National Public Radio. Steven earned an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Fordham, plus has Series 6, 7 & 63 licenses. After graduating from Alfred University in 1998 with a B.S. In Accounting, Steven began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Following stints at corporate banks JP Morgan Chase and Societe Generale, Steve started his own accounting firm acquired a bookkeeping firm and teaches accounting at Long Island University.