An online seminar to offer advice and tips for US-based writers regarding their federal taxes. Whether you do your own taxes, use software or pay a professional, these tips will make the process easier for you. Each topic is tailored to cover specific issues faced by professional writers, whether published or not. The course is not a general tax course for the self-employed person.
Topics to be discussed include hobby vs. business, allowable deductions for writers, how to fill in your Schedule C, business use of home, estimated tax payments, self-employment tax, writing off losses, depreciation, filing an extension, dealing with a balance due, and lots more. Additional topics can be suggested by participant interest.
The first session will commence on February 1, 2013 and last approximately two weeks. The course will be conducted as a Yahoo Group with lectures every one to two days and a recommended homework activity to develop an understanding for the topic and identify additional questions or concerns you have.
I will answer any questions, so you’re getting the lectures and Q&A for less than the cost of one hour of an accountant’s time. A great value for you!
PRICE: Register and pay via PayPal by January 21, 2013: $29. After January 21 the fee rises to $35.
HOW TO SIGN UP: Email me for the address of the Yahoo Group and the PayPal address. Only paid members will have access to the content. Feel free to email with additional questions regarding the course. Late signups are allowed as all course material will be available for the entire length of the course and until Tax Day, April 15, 2013.
Each paid participant will have access to lectures on all topics, Q&A discussion of each lecture topic and the chance to ask me a private tax-related question in complete confidentiality.
I am a licensed tax preparer in the state of California. I have a federal PTIN and California Tax Education Council number, which I will furnish upon request.
The information contained in this course is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. No recipients of content from this site, clients or otherwise, should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in the site without taking into account or seeking appropriate tax advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue for their financial situation. The content of this course contains general information and may not reflect current legal developments, verdicts or settlements.
TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE CIRCULAR 230, ANY U.S. FEDERAL TAX ADVICE CONTAINED IN THIS WEB SITE IS NOT INTENDED OR WRITTEN TO BE USED, AND CANNOT BE USED, FOR THE PURPOSE OF (1) AVOIDING PENALTIES UNDER THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OR (2) PROMOTING, MARKETING OR RECOMMENDING TO ANOTHER PARTY ANY TAX-RELATED MATTER[S] ADDRESSED HEREIN.