6 Ways to Protect Your LLC Status

April 3rd, 2014 → 3:11 pm @

If you do obtain LLC status for your writing business, it is important that you safeguard that status.

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Let’s clear up this IRS rule about hobby profits and losses

March 6th, 2014 → 8:14 am @

I read this misinformation on an unnamed blog recently: To prove that your blog or any business is a legitimate business then you must make a profit 3 out of 5 years that you are in business. That’s a common misunderstanding of the IRS rules. What the IRS states is this: “An activity is presumed […]

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Author helped by my comments on LinkedIn

February 28th, 2014 → 12:41 am @

An author who received help from Carol Topp, CPA on LinkedIn shares his review of Business Tips and Taxes for Writers

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What’s the difference between a sole proprietorship and an LLC?

February 24th, 2014 → 1:59 pm @

Carol Topp, CPA explains using a word picture the difference between a sole proprietorship and an LLC.

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What income do authors make from publishing?

February 17th, 2014 → 7:53 am @

A survey of 5,000 authors reveals income from publishing.

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3 days left to win a copy of Writers Market 2014

January 29th, 2014 → 8:38 am @

Carol Topp of TaxesForWriters.com is giving a way a copy of Writers Market 2014.

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Win a copy of Writers Market 2014

January 10th, 2014 → 12:36 am @

Carol Topp of TaxesForWriters.com is giving a way a copy of Writers Market 2014.

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Marrying Writing Business and Creativity Nov 16, 2013

October 17th, 2013 → 8:25 am @

Author and CPA, Carol Topp will be speaking to the Society Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators on Saturday November 16, 2013 9 am -12 noon in Strongville, OH

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Business Tip #18 for Writers: Partnerships

September 24th, 2013 → 12:42 pm @

Considering partnering with a fellow author to co-write a novel together? Before you dive right in, there are several factors to consider. My book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers, details a few key areas to look into before you sign that contract. “Before you enter into a partnership, even if it i just a […]

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Business Tip #17 for Writers: Business Checking Account

September 17th, 2013 → 12:41 pm @

As an author, it may seem fine for your business and personal checking accounts to mix. After all, it is simpler to have one account, right? This is not entirely true. Here is an excerpt from my book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers, that reveals the best banking method for your writing business: “Business owners […]

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