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Old 28th October 2020 | Show parent
Lives for gear
Originally Posted by m_b_b View Post
I'm sorry - I must be missing something; what do you mean when you say 'claimed full time?' You don't need to file unless your gross annual income is $12,200/year - which, IMO, isn't 'making a living.'
I meant that you’re reporting independent artist as your sole source of income (or at least primary source, as some go venture capitalist and invest in stuff once they have money). That’s what a full time independent artist is, by definition. If you have multiple sources of income you’d be reporting those sources.

The median earnings for artists in the US is 20k-25k (

To be full time you realistically need to be pulling 30-40k. So it can be assumed that the 1,560 artists reporting as full time make at least that.

The article i linked comes to the same conclusion.