As a co-founder of F-Sharp Tax Management Services, Marc Bernstein brings to freelance, self-employed professionals in the music industry, the advanced tax techniques that those in the theatrical industry have enjoyed for the last four decades.
A tax preparer, musician and educator, Marc has been a theatrical tax consultant since 1978, joining Actor’s Taxes, the tax preparation business founded by his former partner, Harry Linton. He merges decades of working with people from all facets of the performing arts, including actors, musicians, writers, artists and technical professionals, with knowledge of more than 80 theatrical-related tax deductions and experience in preparing tax returns from every state.
He is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals and the American Federation of Musicians.For 25 years Marc wrote the popular “Actors and Income Taxes” column for Backstage. He also lectures at the Julliard School, gearing his tax presentation to graduate opera students, at the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera, The Academy, and at the Actors’ Connection focusing on tax guidelines for actors.
Prior to beginning his career in taxation, Marc was a high school band director in New York City and Conneticut. He is a graduate of the High School of Music and Art in New York City, and holds both a B.S. and M.A. Degree from Hofstra University and an M.S. Degree from University of Bridgeport.
Marc is a firm believer in the sign that has hung over his desk for 37 years. It is as valid today as it was when he began: “A Good Tax Man Never Costs a Penny.”