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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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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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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