Carol Topp, CPA ( is an author and accountant specializing in tax preparation, small/micro business accounting, and nonprofit accounting. Through her writing, speaking and consulting, Carol converts confusing tax rules and business language into clear, easy-to-understand English for readers.

She is the is the author several books including

Business Tips and Taxes for Writers,

The Micro Business for Teens series and

Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out.


She has also published several magazine articles in:

  • The Old Schoolhouse magazine
  • Advanced Christian Writer
  • National Association of Tax Professionals TaxPro
  • Nonprofit World
  • Writers Market 2014

Carol is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs, the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), The National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE) and the Ohio Society of CPAs Speakers Bureau and has presented numerous workshops on money management, business start up and taxes to writers groups and community organizations.

She co-hosts the Writing and Publishing radio show and hosted an hour-long PBS television production Starting a Micro Business based on her Micro Business for Teens book of the same title.

Carol was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Engineering. She worked for the US Navy as a cost analyst before obtaining her CPA license. Carol lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and has two daughters.