IRS simplifies home office deduction

February 10th, 2014 → 9:35 am @

Every one in a while the IRS makes like simpler for taxpayers! In 2013 the IRS simplified the Business Use of the Home deduction.

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We love sales but not sales tax!

November 24th, 2013 → 9:19 pm @

My article titled “We Love Sales But Not Sales Tax” is included in the 2014 edition of Writers Digest Guide to Self Publishing.

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Marrying Writing Business and Creativity Nov 16, 2013

October 17th, 2013 → 8:25 am @

Author and CPA, Carol Topp will be speaking to the Society Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators on Saturday November 16, 2013 9 am -12 noon in Strongville, OH

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Tax payments for bloggers and writers

October 14th, 2013 → 12:23 pm @

Tax payments for bloggers and writers

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Collecting sales tax from a book distributor

August 12th, 2013 → 1:54 pm @

An author asks how she should collect sales tax from her sales to book distributors such as Amazon, BN.com and Ingram.

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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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Are royalties passive income?

February 7th, 2013 → 10:39 am @

An author asks if her book royalties are subject to Social Security tax.

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8 ways for writers to lower their tax bills

February 6th, 2013 → 1:36 pm @

My guest blog post at ProductiveWriters.com explains 8 ways a freelancer/writer/author can lower their tax bill.

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Tax Tip for Writers: Software can lie to you

February 4th, 2013 → 1:57 pm @

Tax software is a great tool for writers, but the software is only as good as the user.

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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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