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THE FORUM: Taxes for Artists and Creatives [San Diego]

  • Monday, February 25, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Vanguard Culture HQ at IDEA1, 895 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101


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The Art of Deduction: Taxes for Artists and Creatives
with T. Jesús Oba, EA, CPA

Major tax reforms went into effect in 2018, affecting individuals as well as their businesses. California Lawyers for the Arts and Vanguard Culture invite Artists and Creative Freelancers of all disciplines to join for a workshop on the essentials of income tax for individual artists. Topics will include record keeping, IRS form 1040, Schedule C, and self-employment schedules, itemized deductions, hobby losses, and home offices.

Speaker: T. JESÚS OBA, EA, CPA is an enrolled agent and CPA whom has his practice in downtown San Diego. He is president of the San Diego Chapter of CalCPA and focuses his practice on clients with international tax matters. When not in his office, he can be found taste testing Tijuana’s delicacies.


895 Park Blvd. (Please use F Street Entrance)
San Diego, CA 92101

PARK: On most days there is plenty of street parking in this area. Many meters are free after 6pm in Downtown. Pay careful attention to street signs. We are not liable for any parking violations.

UBER or LYFT: Don’t want to UBER/LYFT the entire distance? Park near Balboa Park and UBER/LYFT to IDEA1 (899 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101).

TROLLEY: Take ORANGE or BLUE LINE to “City College Station" Trolley Stop. Walk two blocks South and make a left on F Street to Main entrance (4 minute walk) To view all of the transit stations with parking visit ($2.50 each way).

THE FORUM: Art Law Series 

This event is a part of THE FORUM: ART LAW series, presented in partnership with Vanguard Culture. THE FORUM is a professional development series for creatives from the visual, performing and culinary arts. From workshops, to lectures, to panel discussions and meaningful networking, this series provides industry professionals with the tools, resources, and opportunities to become better at their craft and to make a living doing the thing they love. Vanguard Culture is an inclusive 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to advancing San Diego’s creative industries. To learn more please visit

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