SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity are hoping that a bill introduced in Congress will fix that by updating the Qualified Performing Artist deduction that was signed into law by President Reagan. The bipartisan bill, known as the Performing Artist Tax Parity Act, was introduced by House members Judy Chu (D-CA) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL). Whether Trump would sign such a bill, even if it should make its way through the House and the Senate, remains to be seen.
Said Equity president Kate Shindle: “The overwhelming majority of Equity members are middle-class Americans who work hard to earn health care and make ends meet. Over the last few months, we’ve heard from countless actors and stage managers that their taxes have gone up significantly. We are grateful for the leadership of Representatives Chu and Buchanan as they fight for tax fairness for performing artists.” READ MORE