Internal Revenue Service

Artist Susan Crile stands with a study for a painting of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

A court rules that being an artist really is a business — maybe


No matter how much you may view your art as your life’s work, the IRS can beg to differ. They did with Susan Crile, suing her for $81,000 in unpaid taxes. Now she’s won a court decision against the tax agency, but it’s not a cut-and-dry victory for artists just yet.

Firestorm brews over IRS targeting of right-wing groups for additional scrutiny

Global Politics

Congress Holds Hearing on I.R.S. Targeting of Conservative Groups

The World

She fought the (tax) law, and .. she won

Conflict & Justice