Tax software can lie to you (if you’re not careful!)

February 16th, 2016 → 9:10 am @

  An author at a writers conference told me, “The IRS stopped the home office deduction.” I knew that wasn’t true, but she insisted that her tax software did not include a deduction for her home office. It was probably because she failed to reply correctly during the software interview process. Tax software can lie […]

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Helpful tax information for bloggers, writers and authors

February 9th, 2016 → 8:55 am @

Helpful information for writers during the tax season

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What and how do authors write off their expenses?

February 2nd, 2016 → 6:55 pm @

What can an author write off on their tax return (and how do you do it)?

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Tax deduction for donated books

November 13th, 2015 → 9:15 am @

An author wonders how much she can deduct when she donates her books

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Teenagers Can Become Published Authors

September 4th, 2015 → 9:57 am @

How a teenager can become a published author and how a parent can help.

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How You (or Your Child) Can Become a Published Author

August 28th, 2015 → 1:49 pm @

In this episode of the Dollars and Sense podcast, host Carol Topp is joined by teen author Rachel Coker.

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Taxes for Writers webinar

April 27th, 2015 → 6:42 pm @

Webinar with Carol Topp, CPA helping writers understand taxes.

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The Business of Writing online workshop

April 15th, 2015 → 3:45 pm @

Taxes for Writers online workshop sponsored by Women’s Fiction Writers Association

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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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