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Authors and other freelance creators must contend with a bevy of decisions at tax time. Is your writing a business or a hobby? Are you a person or a business? What tax decisions can you make to reduce the amount you owe now or bring benefits down the road and into retirement?

Join us for a tax Q&A with Robert Pesce, the treasurer of the Authors Guild Foundation and a partner at the accounting firm Marcum Group LLP. Robert will give a brief overview of tax tips for authors and tax updates for 2023, with moderator Erin Lowry fielding your questions and translating any difficult financial lingo.


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 MillennialBroke Millennial Takes On InvestingBroke 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 TimesWall Street Journal, and on CBS Sunday Morning, CNBC and The Rachael Ray Show. She has written for The New York TimesUSA Today, and is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion. She publishes a twice-weekly Substack newsletter called Broke Millennial with Erin Lowry