What sets off an IRS audit flag?

February 20th, 2019 → 12:20 pm @

Co-mingling businesses can set off an IRS audit.

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No blogging income yet, should a blogger file a tax return?

February 13th, 2019 → 3:25 pm @

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

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Is a business expense also tax deduction for a writer?

February 26th, 2018 → 2:23 pm @

A writer wonders if he can deduct the cost of a new laptop

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Is your writing a hobby or a business?

February 21st, 2018 → 12:16 pm @

How do you know if you have a hobby or a business?

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I didn’t get paid. Can I deduct it on my taxes?

February 1st, 2018 → 10:16 am @

You did the work and got stiffed. Can you deduct it?

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Business Tips and Taxes for Writers price reduced!

January 8th, 2018 → 10:13 am @

Business Tips and Taxes for Writers (1st edition from 2012) is on sale.

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Did the 2017 Tax Bill Help or Hurt Writers?

January 5th, 2018 → 10:02 am @

Did the 2017 tax bill, now law, help or hurt writers and bloggers

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Update to Business Tips and Taxes for Writers in 2018

October 21st, 2017 → 7:15 pm @

Business Tips and Taxes for Writers getting an major update in 2018

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I never claimed start up expenses on my tax return

March 7th, 2017 → 8:22 am @

Carol, I listened to your webinar on Writers: Prepare Your Taxes Properly. I am not sure if I will have income this year from my book as it is due out either in December or January. I have expenses of $5,500 so far this year. I also had similar expenses last year but never filed […]

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Are self publishing expenses tax deductible?

February 28th, 2017 → 1:45 pm @

A new author asks what expenses are tax deductions

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