Buy a book, get 2 videos!

January 3rd, 2020 → 11:49 am @

Tax season special for 2020If you buy Business Tips and Taxes for Writers ($14.95 plus $4.33 shipping) from this website (i.e. not through or other bookseller), I, author Carol Topp, CPA, will share with you two recorded videos. Tax Preparation for Writers These videos are recorded webinars about 45 minutes each and cover: The […]


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.

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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 […]


Taxes for Writers online class open until April 15 2019

March 15th, 2019 → 7:07 am @

Author and CPA Carol Topp claims she can explain federal income tax, self-employment tax and sales tax in clear English. Let’s hear her try! She will explain tax deductions and record keeping tips to make your life easier. This course is not as dull as it sounds and loaded with examples! In this course you […]

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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?

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Banking and checking account tips for writers

March 6th, 2019 → 10:00 am @

Avoid common banking mistakes that writers make!

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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?

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What sets off an IRS audit flag?

February 20th, 2019 → 12:20 pm @

Co-mingling businesses can set off an IRS audit.

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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.

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