Video Blog: Can a writer deduct unpaid royalties?

September 6th, 2012 → 4:00 pm @

A writer asks, “Can I deduct unpiad royalties?” in this video blog from Carol Topp, CPA

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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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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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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? […]

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Is all hobby income taxable?

December 19th, 2011 → 2:00 pm @

Is all hobby income taxable? Yes; anything you make from writing, your blog, etc is taxable income, even if it’s just a hobby.   Come back next week for as another hobby writing question is answered! Or subscribe to my RSS feed or newsletter on the home page to get these blog posts sent to […]

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What CAN you write off on your taxes…and HOW?

December 15th, 2011 → 7:34 am @

(from LinkedIn Book Writing, Self Publishing, and Marketing for Business People ) Hello! I’m curious as to what’s the process for writing off materials that you’ve purchased specifically for writing your book. Are there categories that apply (computers, software) and some that don’t (research?)? What’s the step to identify those on taxes and do I […]

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Bare Minimum Record Keeping

May 16th, 2011 → 4:51 pm @

Financial records are extremely important to successfully running a writing or publishing business. I think that the simplest system works best.

I recommend that you start with a simple file folder system to organize your business records.

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