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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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.

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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?

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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.

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Tax Deductions for Writers

February 13th, 2012 → 8:20 am @

Here are some common tax deductions for writers. Are you taking them on your tax return?

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Common Tax Mistakes Made by Writers

February 9th, 2012 → 2:00 pm @

Common Tax Mistakes Made by Writers

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When should you hire a CPA?

February 6th, 2012 → 2:00 pm @

When should I hire a CPA for my writing business?

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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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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?

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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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