Your Email Marketing Provider May Now Be Collecting Sales Tax

In the wake of the June 21, 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair most remote sellers, such as email marketing providers, are now required to begin collecting sales tax in certain states. What this means is you or your organization may start seeing those charges showing up on invoices. If your organization is a 501(c)(3) you may be exempt, but you’ll likely need to provide your email marketing provider with a copy of your state’s tax exemption letter. Many online service providers don’t require copies of tax-exempt status … Read more

New IRS Decision Could Keep Foreign Artists At Home

Due to budget and staffing issues, as of October 1, 2018, the IRS will no longer create Central Withholding Agreements (CWA) with artists making less than $10,000. Wait, wait, wait, wait..before you click away thinking this fine Arts Hacker post has nothing to do with you, it actually might if you typically host any type of creative artist from other countries. These new regulations will make it more difficult for some artist to decide to work in the U.S. Central Withholding Agreements make it easier for foreign artists to tour the United … Read more

Your Contract May Not Provide Cover From Music Covers

Copyright and intellectual properties rights are important considerations in the arts and culture industry. The industry strives to expand the awareness and exposure of creatives, but often either intentionally or inadvertently fall short when it comes to properly compensating creators. Admittedly, knowing your responsibilities when it comes to intellectual property/copyright and contracts in general can be confusing which is why they are subject of a fair number of posts on ArtsHacker. One of those tricky areas is payment of musical performance rights to entities like ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and GMR. In particular, … Read more

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