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.

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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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Forgot to Record my Odometer!

January 2nd, 2012 → 2:00 pm @

I forgot to record my odometer reading in my mileage log. What should I do? Use Goggle maps to calculate the mileage. In an audit, the IRS may ask for third party verification of mileage (such as oil change mileage readings), so an odometer reading is still the best record of mileage. Carol Topp, CPA

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No income from your blogging yet? Should you file a tax return?

November 21st, 2011 → 2:00 pm @

A blogger wonders if she should file a tax return since she doesn’t have any income yet.

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