Tax Tips for Authors
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I’ll be doing three full workshops this tax season. Registration is at the bottom of this page. If they fill up, then I will add another workshop. I’m offering all workshops at a discount if you register by the end of January, but prices will go up as tax season advances. Getting the most deductions on your tax return can take time, so please don’t leave it to the last minute.
As both a writer and a tax preparer, I can offer my expert knowledge that usually costs hundreds of dollars in tax-prep fees.
Self-publishers: I strongly suggest you take the January course. You need to understand your obligations for issuing 1099s to cover artists, editors, formatters and other contract work you pay for. 1099s are due to your contractor by January 31, so please be sure you provide these people with the correct paperwork on time.
Writers, are you stymied by Schedule C and self-employment tax? Not sure you’re getting all the deductions you deserve, or uncertain precisely what the IRS allows? You just want to know how to fill in your forms and what you can and can’t deduct. I will answer those questions, as well as provide additional useful and necessary information for tax planning and recordkeeping.
Here are some of the topics we will cover
All courses are run through Yahoo Groups. I will provide approximately 15 lectures including examples and offer plenty of opportunity for discussion. Participants can ask questions about anything in the lecture. Q&A will continue for an additional week past the end date for the course.
If you bought my book Tax Tips for Authors 2014, there will be a revised version coming out later in January 2015. It will have a new ISBN so you won’t automatically get the updates via Kindle updates. I will offer you the update at a reduced price. Contact me for details.
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