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,┬áBusiness Tips and Taxes for Writers, that reveals the best banking method for your writing business: “Business owners […]

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Should an author release his rights to a charity?

September 2nd, 2013 → 9:37 am @

An author asks about releasing his rights to a charity.

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My article on LLCs in the upcoming Writers Market 2014!

August 5th, 2013 → 1:53 pm @

Writers Market 2014 due out August 31, 2013 has an article by Carol Topp, CPA on LLCs and business structures for writers.

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Tax consequences of writing and publishing

July 24th, 2013 → 8:56 am @

Writing, researching and publishing a book has expenses tied to it and tax consequences.

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Video blog: LLC status for writers

April 21st, 2013 → 8:45 am @

Here’s a short video clip of me, Carol Topp, CPA, giving a presentation to a writers group discussion if Limited Liability Company (LLC) is helpful for writers.

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When should a writer hire a CPA?

April 5th, 2013 → 4:01 pm @

When should a writer consider hiring a CPA?

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When should an author to consider S corporation status?

March 21st, 2013 → 9:02 am @

S corporation status is a possible option for authors if they publish other authors books.

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Do writers need insurance on a self-published book?

March 14th, 2013 → 6:06 pm @

On a LinkedIn discussion group, someone asked for information to insure a self-published book.

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Don’t use your SSN. Get a free EIN

March 7th, 2013 → 2:20 pm @

Authors should not give out their Social Security Numbers.

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