Briefly Stated 1.29.21

Briefly Stated 1.29.21

REPAYMENT BLUES Has the Missouri Division of Employment Security asked you to repay unemployment benefits? You’re not alone. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran this article quoting Ben Wheeler, musician, who received a notice claiming he was overpaid and that he owes the state $8,000. If you need assistance filing an appeal, please contact us. And while we wait for Missouri…

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Briefly Stated 1.22.21

Briefly Stated 1.22.21

AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR ARTISTS The St. Louis Art Place Initiative is accepting applications for its first development, located in Gravois Park. The initiative, which seeks to build wealth and equity through homeownership, was co-founded by Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Incarnate Word Foundation, and Regional Arts Commission. Two VLAA board members, Pacia Elaine Anderson and Gary Pierson, serve on the initiative’s board…

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Briefly Stated 1.15.21

Briefly Stated 1.15.21

COVID-19 VACCINATION AND EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE Wednesday, January 27 at 4:00 PM While 2020 has come to an end, COVID-19 related employment issues, unfortunately, have not. In fact, in the new year, employers will be faced with a whole new host of issues, including: • The COVID-19 vaccine is coming, but can employers require employees to be vaccinated when it…

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2021 Tax Preparation Assistance

2021 Tax Preparation Assistance

Our volunteer accountants aren’t available to prepare tax returns for our pro bono clients between January and April. To accommodate our region’s artists, we’ve hosted free tax preparation clinics in partnership with Gateway EITC and the Davis Tax Foundation since 2013. With safety in mind, we won’t be sponsoring these clinics this year. Here are some options to consider if you…

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Briefly Stated 1.8.21

Briefly Stated 1.8.21

RECORDKEEPING RESOLUTIONS As we look ahead with both hope and uncertainty to 2021, here’s a suggestion that may help you overcome that nagging feeling of being held hostage by the pandemic: Take deliberate control of your creative business. That involves making a commitment to recordkeeping. You can simplify the process with a separate credit card and checking account. Read more.…

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Recordkeeping Resolutions

Recordkeeping Resolutions

By Sue Greenberg, executive director As we look ahead with both hope and uncertainty to 2021, here’s a suggestion that may help you overcome that nagging feeling of being held hostage by the pandemic: Take deliberate control of your creative business. That involves making a commitment to recordkeeping. You can simplify the process by using a separate credit card and…

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