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

Blog &Q&A &Tax Tips for Writers

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.

Blog &Tax Tips for Writers

Answers to Tax Deductions for Writers

February 3rd, 2017 → 8:48 pm @

great questions on tax deductions for writers

Blog &Q&A

Writers: Prepare Your Taxes Properly

January 21st, 2017 → 1:30 pm @

A webinar for writers, bloggers and self publishers on how to prepare your tax return properly by Carol Topp, CPA

Tax Tips for Writers

Tax software can lie to you (if you’re not careful!)

February 16th, 2016 → 9:10 am @

  An author at a writers conference told me, “The IRS stopped the home office deduction.” I knew that wasn’t true, but she insisted that her tax software did not include a deduction for her home office. It was probably because she failed to reply correctly during the software interview process. Tax software can lie […]

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Taxes for Writers webinar

April 27th, 2015 → 6:42 pm @

Webinar with Carol Topp, CPA helping writers understand taxes.

Blog &Tax Tips for Writers

The Business of Writing online workshop

April 15th, 2015 → 3:45 pm @

Taxes for Writers online workshop sponsored by Women’s Fiction Writers Association

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How to Start a Publishing Business

October 16th, 2014 → 7:41 pm @

The Business of Writing Today podcast interviews Carol Topp, CPA on How to Start a Publishing Business

Blog &Podcast/Radio show

Why you shouldn’t trust tax prep software

February 24th, 2014 → 6:59 pm @

Here’s a perfect example of how tax software doesn’t replace a knowledgeable CPA.

Tax Tips for Writers