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Evening Online Class: Tax Training for Photographers with the Michigan Department of Treasury - Part 2

  • January 26, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


  • Join DPPA to attend this event for free.
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  • Registration after January 19, 2020.

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Evening Online Class:

Tax Training for Photographers presented by the Michigan Department of Treasury - Part 2 

Treasury representatives return to DPPA with the latest updates. They will present the ins-and-outs of business tax obligations for photographers and photography industry professionals. Topic areas include:

Federal vs. State Taxes

Individual vs. Business Taxes

Sales Tax Basics & Photography

single mixed sales transaction

  • packages
  • packages with separately itemized fees

taxability of photography services and sales

  • sitting/session fees
  • temporarily licensing photographs
  • photo booths
  • photo restoration

tax exempt transactions

  • type of item sold

digital images vs. physical prints

flash/thumb drives or CDs/DVDs vs. online drop box

  • who your client is

schools/school events


  • how the product will be used

equipment used to create/develop photographic images

photo editing software (canned vs. custom)

resale (mats, frames, canvas, etc.

commercial advertising elements


Use Taxes

Employees vs. Contractors

Registering with Treasury

SUW Filing Guidance & Michigan Treasury Online

*Following the presentation there will be a dedicated time allotted for questions.


Nancy Hill is a Senior Analyst with the Michigan Department of Treasury with 25 years of service.

Nancy specializes in the interpretation of tax statutes, rules, and Revenue Administrative Bulletins for sales, use, and payroll/pension withholding taxes, convention facility development tax, environmental protection regulatory fees, and accelerated filing.

Sarah Rusnell has been with the Michigan Department of Treasury since 2013. Ms. Rusnell has a Bachelor of Communication Arts and Sciences degree from Michigan State University. She is a Senior Analyst in Tax Administration specializing in communication and outreach.

In her time with Treasury, Sarah has worked extensively with sales, use, and withholding (SUW) taxes, Michigan Treasury Online (MTO) optimization, change management, and developing taxpayer education programs.