Are books donated to a school or library a tax deduction?

January 29th, 2018 → 5:14 pm @

A better idea than donating books.

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Business Tips and Taxes for Writers price reduced!

January 8th, 2018 → 10:13 am @

Business Tips and Taxes for Writers (1st edition from 2012) is on sale.

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Did the 2017 Tax Bill Help or Hurt Writers?

January 5th, 2018 → 10:02 am @

Did the 2017 tax bill, now law, help or hurt writers and bloggers

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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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8 tax mistakes writers make

February 21st, 2017 → 10:19 am @

Writers: Don’t make these 8 common tax mistakes.

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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.

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Answers to Tax Deductions for Writers

February 3rd, 2017 → 8:48 pm @

great questions on tax deductions for writers

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When can you deduct book research expenses?

January 28th, 2017 → 10:17 am @

A writer can deduct book research expenses in the year they occurred.

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IRS study finds lots of businesses might really be hobbies

May 11th, 2016 → 6:41 pm @

Writers need to be conducting their business as a business to avoid an IRS audit, especially those with multi-year losses.

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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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