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2015 Tax Workshops for AuthorsJanuary 2, 2015 No Comments 2015,Classes,tax tips for authors,tax tips for writers EM Lynley
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.
What the courses cover
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
- Hobby vs. Business
- Legal Issues
- Issuing 1099s to Contractors
- Schedule C v. Schedule E
- What Expenses are Deductible? What Expenses Are You Missing?
- Calculating Home Office Deductions
- Schedule C Walkthrough Line by Line
- Self-employment Tax
- Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments — the Short Cut Calculations
- Deductions for Unpublished Authors
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.
New for 2015
- The Affordable Care Act and your taxes
- Self-publisher issues including 1099s
Updates to Tax Tips for Authors
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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