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As an author, filing taxes brings up a variety of questions about decisions that can greatly impact your tax liability. What expenses qualify as business deductions, and how do you report writing income from various sources? Is there anything you might consider doing now to improve your tax situation for next year?

Join us for a Q&A with Robert Pesce, the treasurer of the Authors Guild Foundation, and author Erin Lowry, host of our Money Matters series. Expect straight answers in plain language and thoughtful advice about how to approach the more complex tax issues for authors.


Robert M. Pesce is a partner in Marcum’s Tax & Business Services division and the National Partner-in-Charge of its Accounting Services Group. He has an outstanding reputation for developing strong relationships with clients in the entertainment industry as well as professional services firms. His ability for successfully working with actors, authors and agencies led to his instrumental role in the founding of the Firm’s Media and Entertainment group. Mr. Pesce serves as treasurer of the Authors Guild Foundation.

Erin Lowry is the author of the four-part Broke Millennial series, including: Broke Millennial, Broke Millennial Takes On Investing and Broke Millennial Talks Money and her soon-to-be-published Broke Millennial Workbook: Take Control and Get Your Financial Life Together. Erin’s been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and on CBS Sunday Morning, CNBC and The Rachael Ray Show. She has written for The New York Times, USA Today, and is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion. She publishes a twice-weekly Substack newsletter called Broke Millennial with Erin Lowry.