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?

Blog &Tax Tips for Writers &Video blog

Taxes for an information writing partnership between co-authors

March 4th, 2013 → 8:19 am @

Advice on how to handle the taxes for co-authors in an informal partnership

Blog &Tax Tips for Writers

Tax Tip for writers: Your tax preparer should be registered with the IRS (or maybe not!)

January 31st, 2013 → 8:25 am @

The IRS is now (make that was) requiring that everyone who prepares a tax return for a fee to register with the IRS.

Blog &Tax Tips for Writers

How often should an author be paying income tax?

January 7th, 2013 → 1:05 pm @

To avoid an IRS penalty, writers and authors should make quarterly tax payments.

Blog &Tax Tips for Writers

Using crowd funding to raise money for your book

September 27th, 2012 → 6:09 pm @

How does the IRS see income from crowd funding sources like Kickstarter?

Blog &Tax Tips for Writers

Video Blog: IRS denies business expenses to author

July 10th, 2012 → 6:11 pm @

I discuss why a wanna-be author was not allowed $19,000 in travel expenses for his (un)published book on world -wide travel.

Blog &Tax Tips for Writers

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 […]

Blog &Business Tips for Writers

How picky is the home office deduction?

January 23rd, 2012 → 8:40 am @

This may seem like a really stupid question, but the exclusive use of space for a home office deduction, does that mean that the business owner can’t do any personal business in that space, like make personal phone calls, do personal things on the computer/internet, have personal files in the area, pay personal bills, etc? […]

Blog &Q&A &Tax Tips for Writers

I didn’t get paid. Is it a tax deduction?

December 29th, 2011 → 2:00 pm @

Tax FAQ: I didn’t get paid. Is it a tax deduction?

Blog &Q&A &Tax Tips for Writers

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 […]

Blog &Business Tips for Writers &Q&A