Does a self publisher need a business license?

August 20th, 2021 → 1:32 pm @

A self published author needs a vendors license from their state


What Do CPA’s Charge?

January 27th, 2020 → 8:43 am @

What Do CPA’s Charge?

Blog &Q&A &Tax Tips for Writers

Video: The two types of publishing

December 30th, 2019 → 12:45 pm @

Carol Topp discusses the two types of publishing: traditional and self-publishing and her experience with each.

Blog &Video blog

Giving your royalties to a charity or scholarship

December 23rd, 2019 → 10:14 am @

Can I setup up a family run scholarship foundation? I’d like to set up a scholarship and have it funded with my royalties. How do I link up with a college so my royalties are safe from law suits and my royalties support my family and provide scholarship monies for deserving students? -A Generous Author […]


Tax implications when closing down an LLC

December 16th, 2019 → 12:38 pm @

Your book Business Tips and Taxes for writers was a big help to us when I started self publishing years ago. I actually formed an LLC in Michigan and had all the income and accounts run through that.   My book is now barely selling, and although it only costs $25/yr to keep the LLC […]


Should a writer be an LLC: Yes or No?

March 13th, 2019 → 10:40 am @

Limited Liability Company (LLC) status: Is it a good idea for writers?

Author to Business Owner &Blog &Business Tips for Writers

Banking and checking account tips for writers

March 6th, 2019 → 10:00 am @

Avoid common banking mistakes that writers make!

Blog &Business Tips for Writers &Q&A

Some common tax deductions for writers

February 27th, 2019 → 8:20 am @

Here are some common tax deductions for writers. Are you taking them on your tax return?

Blog &Tax Tips for Writers

What sets off an IRS audit flag?

February 20th, 2019 → 12:20 pm @

Co-mingling businesses can set off an IRS audit.

Blog &Q&A &Tax Tips for Writers

No blogging income yet, should a blogger file a tax return?

February 13th, 2019 → 3:25 pm @

A blogger wonders if she should file a tax return since she doesn’t have any income yet.

Blog &Q&A &Tax Tips for Writers