Is a business expense also tax deduction for a writer?

February 26th, 2018 → 2:23 pm @

A writer wonders if he can deduct the cost of a new laptop

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I didn’t get paid. Can I deduct it on my taxes?

February 1st, 2018 → 10:16 am @

You did the work and got stiffed. Can you deduct it?

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I never claimed start up expenses on my tax return

March 7th, 2017 → 8:22 am @

Carol, I listened to your webinar on Writers: Prepare Your Taxes Properly. I am not sure if I will have income this year from my book as it is due out either in December or January. I have expenses of $5,500 so far this year. I also had similar expenses last year but never filed […]

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Are self publishing expenses tax deductible?

February 28th, 2017 → 1:45 pm @

A new author asks what expenses are tax deductions

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Answers to Tax Deductions for Writers

February 3rd, 2017 → 8:48 pm @

great questions on tax deductions for writers

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Are Meals Tax Deductible?

January 31st, 2017 → 10:00 am @

Are coffee and tea tax deductible?

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Traveling out of town? Take the higher meal deduction!

January 24th, 2017 → 9:23 am @

Self employed people can take a per diem expense for meals and incidentals when they travel out of town requiring an overnight stay.

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Is this author given a gift or is it a sale?

March 12th, 2015 → 1:41 am @

An author wonders if a “thank you donation” she received is a gift or a sale.

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What are the disadvantages to author partnerships?

March 5th, 2015 → 1:23 am @

An author and her sister wish to co-author several books. What are the main reasons to avoid a partnership?

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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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