The Maryland State Arts Council invites area artists to join its free online registry and, for those who sell their work through a Web site, to also opt into its Maryland Art Marketplace. Click here to see more.
Maryland Sales and Use Tax Information
Submitted by George Hamilton
Disclaimer: Blogs are the opinion of the author, not necessarily the St. Michaels Art League
Art sales in the state of Maryland are subject to the state’s 6% sales tax. Key points:
– Artists must obtain a state Sales and Use Tax Registration Number
– Normally sales tax reports and payment are due quarterly on the 20th of the following month, but payment schedules vary
– Remember to phone in a “no sales” return to avoid a penalty for not filing.
– Mark those tax due dates on your calendar.
For more detailed information click here.
If you are interested in taking better images of your artwork, take a look at this website from Richeson75 International Art Competitions: http://www.richeson75.com/
It came to our attention that many of our artists would like to have a website but didn’t know how to go about setting one up. Did you know you could build your own website through Fine Art Studio Online, aka FASO. Many artists use this site as it’s easy to set up and show your paintings professionally. Costs range from $8 to $30 per month. See sample websites here.
Another site used is FineArtAmerica.com. This costs from $0 to $30 per year and also offers prints and giclees of your work. The $30 charge is for an unlimited number of images. The free version has a limit.