Collecting sales tax from a book distributor

August 12th, 2013 → 1:54 pm @

An author asks how she should collect sales tax from her sales to book distributors such as Amazon, BN.com and Ingram.

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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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Are royalties passive income?

February 7th, 2013 → 10:39 am @

An author asks if her book royalties are subject to Social Security tax.

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Is hobby income from writing taxable?

January 21st, 2013 → 8:37 am @

Any income you make from writing, freelancing, your blog, etc is taxable income, even if it’s just a hobby.

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Mixing vacation and business travel

November 8th, 2012 → 6:06 pm @

An author who is planning a trip to England asks what he can deduct as business expenses.

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Writing with a friend as co-authors

November 1st, 2012 → 6:11 pm @

Considering co-writing a novel with a friend?. What to know before you proceed.

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Video Blog: Vacation and business trip

October 23rd, 2012 → 6:05 pm @

An author who is planning a trip to England asks what he can deduct as business expenses.

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Video Blog: Book purchases as a tax deduction

October 4th, 2012 → 6:04 pm @

Carol Topp, CPA explains what an author can deduct on their taxes when they purchase their own books to resell.

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Video Blog: Can a writer deduct unpaid royalties?

September 6th, 2012 → 4:00 pm @

A writer asks, “Can I deduct unpiad royalties?” in this video blog from Carol Topp, CPA

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Can you explain accounting (simply)?

July 9th, 2012 → 2:09 pm @

“I have problems with the accounting it is taught everywhere.”

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