Some bad tax advice for writers floating around out there!

March 28th, 2013 → 8:09 am @

Understand that hobby income is fully taxable and rarely are the expenses deductible. It is usually advantageous to consider your writing as business, not a hobby.

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Video blog: Will losses mean writing is a hobby?

March 18th, 2013 → 8:53 am @

If you show losses as a writer for 3 years in a row will the IRS classify you as a hobby writer?

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Is hobby income from writing taxable?

January 21st, 2013 → 8:37 am @

Any income you make from writing, freelancing, your blog, etc is taxable income, even if it’s just a hobby.

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Who says you’re a professional writer?

January 30th, 2012 → 8:19 am @

Nailing Down Your Professional Status By Gary A. Hensley In the old television show Sanford and Son, Fred Sanford asks a man, “Who says you’re an attorney?” “I do,” the man says. Fred says, “Who says you’re not?” The man mumbles, “The State of California.” You don’t want to be on the wrong end of […]

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Don’t call yourself a hobby writer!

January 12th, 2012 → 8:04 am @

I would like to introduce myself — Tom Hebert. I am a C.P.A. by trade. Writing and publishing for me is a hobby — but a serious one! I recently self-published the first 30,000 words of my novel (“The Remains of the Corps”) and with the help of a friend converted it to an ebook, […]

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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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