Not a hobby writer?

December 26th, 2011 → 2:00 pm @

How can I show that I’m not a hobby writer? I intend to make a profit; it just hasn’t happened yet. Keep a log of your work and your submissions to magazines, agents, publishers, etc. A submission log can be very helpful to show you are actively attempting to make a profit at this. Look […]

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Is all hobby income taxable?

December 19th, 2011 → 2:00 pm @

Is all hobby income taxable? Yes; anything you make from writing, your blog, etc is taxable income, even if it’s just a hobby.   Come back next week for as another hobby writing question is answered! Or subscribe to my RSS feed or newsletter on the home page to get these blog posts sent to […]

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What CAN you write off on your taxes…and HOW?

December 15th, 2011 → 7:34 am @

(from LinkedIn Book Writing, Self Publishing, and Marketing for Business People ) Hello! I’m curious as to what’s the process for writing off materials that you’ve purchased specifically for writing your book. Are there categories that apply (computers, software) and some that don’t (research?)? What’s the step to identify those on taxes and do I […]

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Can my writing and editing be one business?

December 12th, 2011 → 2:00 pm @

I’m a writer and an editor? Are these two separate businesses? They are closely related and can be considered the same business for tax preparation. You should be able to combine the income and expenses into one Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business.   Carol Topp, CPA

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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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