8 tax mistakes writers make

February 21st, 2017 → 10:19 am @

Writers: Don’t make these 8 common tax mistakes.

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Writers can deduct mileage on their tax return

February 10th, 2017 → 11:27 am @

No one likes recording odometer readings, so use information from Google maps instead.

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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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IRS simplifies home office deduction

February 10th, 2014 → 9:35 am @

Every one in a while the IRS makes like simpler for taxpayers! In 2013 the IRS simplified the Business Use of the Home deduction.

Tax Tips for Writers

Free products are taxable income for bloggers

January 7th, 2014 → 2:38 pm @

If bloggers receive products for review, or freebies from companies, you have to keep track of that as income.

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Years of losses from business can still be deducted

October 1st, 2013 → 8:07 pm @

¬†Many authors and other self-employed business owners seem to think that if they suffer years of losses, their business will be classified as a hobby (which is quite punishing from a tax perspective). But, I always explain that a business can have years of losses and still be considered a legitimate business. Here’s an excellent […]

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A few mid year tax tips

August 19th, 2013 → 9:04 am @

Tax tips for authors on mileage, home office deduction and meal deduction.

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Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast: Taxes for Writers

July 19th, 2013 → 8:39 pm @

    I was honored to be interviewed by Judith Briles’ podcast: Your Guide to Book Publishing Judith’s podcast is EXCELLENT. I always learn¬† a ton from her guests and Judith herself. We talked about : The top business mistakes authors make Tax deductions for writers If Judith’s cruise is a legitimate tax deduction How […]

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Tax questions with author Sonia Marsh Gutsy Indie Publishers

March 18th, 2013 → 1:36 pm @

Sonia had great questions on tax deductions for authors, sales tax and using Quickbooks

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Video blog: Are gifts a tax deduction?

January 28th, 2013 → 8:13 am @

Here’s a short video clip of me, Carol Topp, CPA, giving a presentation to a writers group. I’m giving them a quiz on taxes for writers.

Tax Tips for Writers &Video blog