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"For too many years, CEOs, lawyers, lobbyists, financiers, and other fat cats have tapped top tax advisers with insider tax tricks to drastically cut their tax bills—and soak everyone else. Peter J. Riley is the expert tax adviser for the rest of us. He levels the playing field for us writers, artists, actors, musicians, and other creative folks. Peter may not make you a millionaire, but he can make you think and calculate like one come tax time. He knows all the creative but legal tax strategies and secrets to reduce your tax burden so you can quickly get back to doing what you do best—with your money still in your pocket. Better yet, he explains all these strategies and secrets in plain, easy-to-grasp language that makes complete sense to the average, semi-numerate person like me. Reading Peter’s new tax book is almost your patriotic duty!"
— Mark Hoffman, roots-music writer and author
"Peter's book has been an enormously helpful tool for me. The ever-changing world of tax guidelines for artists confounds me, but the language Peter uses helps to simplify for those of us who are 'tax-challenged.' I can't imagine using any other source...well, except the man himself."
— Natalie Brown, equity actor
“This extremely helpful book has given me tools I was sorely lacking. Without Peter Jason Riley and his illuminating tax guide, I would be an anchorless ship on the high seas of finance!”
— Andre Dubus III, novelist
"Peter Jason Riley is a master of his craft and has been an indispensable part of our music industry team for over a decade. Taxes don’t have to be as painful as dentistry anymore. Peter's approach will give peace of mind. It’s a must read for everyone!"
— Anthony J. Resta, musician & record producer
"Peter Riley not only saved me thousands of dollars in tax payments, but he also saved each of my band members thousands. He knows the ins and outs of entertainment tax law and we are all in a better place financially because of it!"
— Trevor Phipps, Songwriter & Lead Singer for Unearth
"It is wonderful to have an accountant who understands the individual needs of creative people."
— Holly Black, novelist
"Peter's knowledge and advice has saved me an immense amount of money and time. He is the best out there for professionals in the arts!"
— John Relyea, bass-baritone opera singer
"As a part-time writer in desperate need of tax assistance, I read Peter Riley's book in one breezing sitting. It was a great help in opening my eyes, full of little-known facts, figures, and even humor to help any contributor to the arts. Thank you, Peter!"
— Rick Coleman, writer and biographer
"Peter Riley has done our band as well as our personal taxes for at least ten years and has been equal parts attentive, kind, dependable and cool. (I mean, when do you ever get to say that about your accountant?) Even if you don't earn much money, he'll make you feel like a million bucks. Here's to our next ten years together!"
— Margo Hennebach, Mark Saunders and Mad Agnes
"The New Tax Guide is an invaluable resource for anyone making a living in the arts. Peter's advice is clear, easy to understand and a financial life-saver."
— Elizabeth Moloney, equity stage manager, NYC
"As a writer and editor, numbers have never been my strong suit. I owe a lot to Peter and his incredibly informative, accessible website — consequently (and thankfully), I don't owe as much at tax time."
— Kara LaReau, author & book editor