Here’s some helpful resources for writers, authors, freelancers, bloggers, and indie publishers listed in Business Tips and Taxes for Writers by Carol Topp, CPA

(let me know if you find any bad links)

 

 

Choice of Entity

Since the choice of business entity can be confusing, I have several resources to help you learn more.

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has information on forming a corporation and many other business issues on their Financial Literacy website: http://www.360financialliteracy.org/Topics/Owning-a-Business

Start Your Own Business (by Entrepreneur Press) by Rieva Lesonsky

Small Business for Dummies by Eric Tyson and Jim Schell

Start Your Own Self-Publishing Business (Entrepreneur Press) by Rob Adams, Jennifer Dorsey and Terry Adams

The Limited Liability  Company Center (http://www.limitedliabilitycompanycenter.com/) run by David K. Staub, a business attorney has many helpful articles on the benefits and disadvantages of forming an LLC. You can also find information on your state’s forms and fees.

Your Limited Liability Company: An Operating Manual by Anthony Mancuso

Form Your Own Limited Liability Company by Anthony Mancuso

Limited Liability Companies For Dummies by Jennifer Reuting

Hobby Income

IRS article on hobby income “Is Your Hobby a For-Profit Endeavor?” http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=186056,00.html

Charity and 501(c)(3) Tax Exemption

The author’s website for nonprofit organizations http://caroltoppcpa.com/services/nonprofit-consulting/

 IRS website for charities and exempt organization http://www.irs.gov/charities/index.html

 IRS report  501(c)(3) Organizations and Publishing Activities http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/eotopice88.pdf