Banking Mistakes Writers Make

November 7th, 2011 → 2:00 am @

A writing business needs its own checking account! Here are some answers to tricky banking questions: Do I need a separate checking account for my business? Yes; Do not mix business and personal expenses. Don’t “muddy the waters.” If you are audited and have co-mingled your business with your personal expenses, the IRS will start […]

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New podcast: Business Tips and Taxes for Writers

November 3rd, 2011 → 6:28 pm @

Carol Topp, CPA has a new podcast of interest to writers, bloggers, authors and publishers. Business Tips and Taxes for Writers   Listen to internet radio with FeliceGerwitz on Blog Talk Radio (give it about 10-20 seconds to load the podcast) Join host, Felice Gerwitz and her  guest, Carol Topp, CPA as she shares information […]

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Author to Business Owner: JoJo Tabares

November 1st, 2011 → 8:00 am @

Author to Business Owner is designed to provide first-hand business tips for each and every writer. Each special guest has graciously imparted knowledge of their writing business in hopes of encouraging fellow writers to grow and manage their own businesses.  I am pleased to introduce JoJo Tabares, self-employed author of Say What You Mean: Overcoming […]

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Interview 10/24/11 on business tips and taxes for writers

October 24th, 2011 → 6:49 pm @

Join host, Felice Gerwitz and her special guest, Carol Topp, CPA today (10/24/2011 at 3: 30 pm ET) .  Carol will share information about her latest book, Information in a Nutshell: Business Tips and Taxes for Writers! If you write you won’t want to miss this segment. Carol was asked to write this book by […]

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CreateSpace or Lightning Source Intl?

October 13th, 2011 → 7:02 am @

photo credit: Jose C Silva I belong to a very active and helpful Yahoo group for self publishers. Recently, a member asked about the pros and cons of CreateSpace and Lightening Source International (LSI). Here’s an excellent reply from Pete Masterson along with price comparisons that does my CPA heart proud. Create Space — PROS […]

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Amazon deals with California on sales tax

October 6th, 2011 → 7:21 am @

Amazon deal with California may set precedent for online tax collection. The landscape is changing for sales tax and on-line sales.

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Author to Business Owner: Children’s Author Susan K. Marlow

September 28th, 2011 → 8:35 am @

Author to Business Owner marks the launch of a new series of blog posts designed to provide first-hand business tips for each and every writer. Each special guest has graciously imparted knowledge of their writing business in hopes of encouraging fellow writers to grow and manage their own businesses.  With this, I warmly welcome Susan […]

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Even more tax deductions for writers

September 26th, 2011 → 2:22 pm @

expenses that reduce taxes for writers

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Going Indie: Is It Worth it?

September 22nd, 2011 → 8:34 am @

Author Cary Corp reveals her sales and royalties from indie publishing

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Is taxes for writers sssexy?

September 12th, 2011 → 3:01 pm @

Author Delaney Diamond interviewed me at her website with this opening line… SPECIAL GUEST Carol Topp, CPA Makes Taxes SSSexy! Time to pay our quarterly taxes!! Now that I have your attention, I have to admit, it’s really hard to make taxes sexy. But if anyone can do it, it’s my special guest, Carol Topp, CPA. […]

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