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 15 books including

Business Tips and Taxes for Writers,

The Micro Business for Teens series

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 and 2015

Carol has presented numerous workshops on money management, business start up and taxes to writers groups and community organizations.

She has hosted or co-hosted podcasts 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.