Actor's Taxes

 

Marc Bernstein

Marc BernsteinA tax preparer, musician and educator, Marc Bernstein has been a theatrical tax consultant since 1978, joining the tax preparation business founded by his former partner, Harry Linton. He brings over 36 years experience in working with people from all facets of the performing arts, including actors, musicians, writers, artists and technical professionals, with knowledge of over 80 theatrical-related tax deductions and experience in preparing tax returns from every state.

He is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals and the American Federation of Musicians.

For 25 years Marc wrote the popular “Actors and Income Taxes” column for Backstage. He also lectures at the Julliard School gearing his tax presentation to graduate opera students, at the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera, The Academy, and at the Actors’ Connection focusing on tax guidelines for actors.

Prior to beginning his career in taxation, Marc was a high school band director in New York City and Connecticut. He is a graduate of the High School of Music and Art in New York City, and holds both a B.S. and M.A. Degree from Hofstra University and an M.S. Degree from University of Bridgeport.

Marc is a firm believer in the sign that has hung over his desk for 37 years. It is as valid today as it was when he began – “A Good Tax Man Never Costs a Penny.”