Fairness Rocks News SAG-AFTRA’s 2020 Policy Agenda: Trump Taxes, Deepfakes and More


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Author: Ashley Cullins

Date: December 27, 2019

Original Source: Hollywood Reporter

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SAG-AFTRA’s 2020 Policy Agenda: Trump Taxes, Deepfakes and More

Just before Thanksgiving, a SAG-AFTRA envoy left Hollywood for Capitol Hill. The objective: drum up interest about the Performing Artist Tax Parity Act of 2019.

The bill, which was introduced in June by Rep. Judy Chu (D), aims to curb the impact of 2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on entertainers. It would allow single performers making up to $100,000 a year (or $200,000 for those filing jointly) to deduct expenses like agent commissions and headshots without filing through a loan-out company — the cap for the so-called Qualified Performing Artist deduction is currently $16,000 and was set in 1986.

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