"You get a raise every time you find a legitimate tax deduction, " says Bernard Kamoroff, and he tells small-business owners how to find the write-offs slipping through their fingers and deduct everything they legally can. Readers will appreciate the author's simple and clear explanations almost as much as the tremendous savings they can realize by following his advice.
Identifies hundreds of tax deductions for small businesses and provides four basic rules for all expenses.
Are you paying more taxes than you have to? The IRS is certainly not going to tell you about a deduction you failed to take, and your accountant is not likely to take the time to ask you about every deduction you’re entitled to. As former IRS Commissioner Mark Everson admitted, “If you don’t claim it, you don’t get it. That’s money down the drain for millions of Americans.” This invaluable book, updated to reflect changes in tax law, not only lists the individual items that are deductible—from Internet domain name costs to theft losses—but also explains where to list them on your income tax form. “Tax law isn’t easy,” the author explains, “but this book is.” The twelfth edition will be completely updated to include new changes in tax law, a chapter on home-based businesses, and include a special “jump out” highlights in the A-to-Z listings for any deduction that has special rules for home-based businesses.
Author: Eva Rosenberg
Publisher: Humanix Books
"From nationally-recognized tax expert, bestselling author, and columnist at MarketWatch, DEDUCT EVERYTHING! is full of strategies and tips, organized by topic, designed to reduce taxes in everyday life. Rosenberg also provides references and links to websites, etc, where taxpayers can go to get the latest forms. Rosenberg will walk taxpayers through the documentations required and help make sure the deductions are audit-proof. Designed to be a comprehensive guide to legal deductions and loopholes available to individual tax filers, the tax-reducing strategies cover: - family, home, and car - job or businesses, including Airbnb, Uber, and more - investments and retirement savings - medical and dental expenses and health savings accounts - education costs and charitable giving The advice will be rounded out with real-life stories from Rosenberg's clients across the country detailing exactly how to make sure the deductions are being applied correctly. A special bonus chapter will detail the tax "no-no's" Rosenberg has seem so that readers can make sure they know what mistakes to avoid. "--
Provides money-saving solutions, record-keeping guidelines, and financial advice designed to help entrepreneurs, freelancers, subcontractors, and other independent businesspeople cope with the American tax regulations.
Author: Bonnie Lee
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Taxpayer champion and enrolled agent Bonnie Lee puts the IRS under the microscope and uncovers proven methods, and surprisingly simple strategies to minimize your taxable income, maximize deductions, and, ultimately—add thousands back to your business’ bottom line! Do you owe an insurmountable sum to the IRS? Pay pennies on the dollar. Secret formula the IRS uses to determine an acceptable offer is revealed—Page 246 Save tax dollars simply by reorganizing your workspace—Page 17 Stuff tax dollars back into your pocket by fixing errors on your balance sheet—Page 50 Eat tax-free! Some meal expenses are 100 % deductible. Find out what qualifies—Page 56 Got a great hobby you’re turning into a bona fide business? Deduct the losses by following these guidelines—Page 99 Is your home office a red flag?—Page 107 You inherited Grandma’s house. Do you have to pay taxes on it?—Page 121 Can you write off your clothing?—Page 133 Under IRS audit? Learn “audit speak” to deal effectively with the IRS—Page 215
Write It Off! Deduct It!
Author: Bernard B. Kamoroff
Publisher: Taylor Trade Pub
Are you paying more taxes than you have to? The IRS is certainly not going to tell you about a deduction you failed to take, and your accountant won't catch everything. This invaluable book not only lists the individual items that are deductible in your home-based business—from utilities to that part of the home where you work—but also explains where to list them on your income tax form.
"Appraisal Fees" -- "Corrosive Drywall Damage" -- "Identity Theft" -- "Identity Theft and Tax Relief" -- "Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Relief" -- "CHAPTER 14: Your Job" -- "Job-Hunting Expenses" -- "Dues to Unions and Professional Associations" -- "Work Clothes and Uniforms" -- "Subscriptions to Professional Journals, Newsletters, and Podcasts" -- "Work Tools and Equipment" -- "Miscellaneous Job-Related Expenses" -- "Educator Expenses" -- "Home Office Deduction" -- "Prizes and Awards" -- "Performing Artists" -- "State or Local Government Officials Paid on a Fee Basis" -- "Repayment of Supplemental Unemployment Benefits" -- "Jury Duty Pay Turned Over to Your Employer" -- "Impairment-Related Expenses" -- "Military Benefits" -- "Contributions to State Benefit Programs" -- "Fringe Benefits" -- "Income Earned Abroad" -- "CHAPTER 15: Your Business" -- "Start-Up Costs" -- "Equipment Purchases" -- "Payment for Services" -- "Supplies" -- "Gifts" -- "Hobby Losses" -- "Self-Employment Tax Deduction" -- "Home Office Deduction" -- "Farming-Related Breaks" -- "Domestic Production Activities Deduction" -- "Other Business Deductions" -- "Business Credits" -- "Net Operating Losses" -- "CHAPTER 16: Miscellaneous Items" -- "State and Local Income Taxes" -- "State and Local Sales Taxes" -- "Certain Federal Taxes" -- "Tax Refunds" -- "Tax Preparation Costs" -- "Tax Audits" -- "Legal Fees" -- "Gifts You Receive" -- "Inheritances" -- "Life Insurance Proceeds" -- "Estate Tax Deduction on Income in Respect of a Decedent" -- "Rebates and Discounts" -- "Government Benefits" -- "Olympic Medals" -- "Alternative Minimum Tax" -- "APPENDIX A: Items Adjusted Annually for Inflation" -- "APPENDIX B: Checklist of Tax-Free Items" -- "APPENDIX C: Checklist of Nondeductible Items" -- "Nondeductible Items" -- "Index
Small Time Operator
Author: Bernard Kamoroff
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Be a success on your own terms with what Library Journal has called "The best of the genre," and "A remarkable step-by-step manual." Thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes in tax law and other government regulations, the book covers acquiring permits and licenses; creating a business plan; buying a franchise; dealing with the IRS; and handling insurance, contracts, pricing, trademarks, and more.
The most effective system available to prepare for the new Tax Return Preparer Competency Exam In recent years, the role of third party assistance in tax return preparation within the United States has become more significant. To acknowledge this trend, the IRS is strengthening partnerships with tax practitioners, tax return preparers, and other third parties in order to ensure effective tax administration that adheres to professional standards and follows the law. Beginning in 2011, tax return preparers are required to pass a competency test to officially become registered tax return preparers. The Wiley Registered Tax Return Preparer Exam Review Book 2012 has been designed with this in mind and is the perfect guide to help you pass this comprehensive test. The course, complete with extensive exercises and a final exam review, will provide you with a solid foundation on the subject of taxes, and the preparation of an accurate and complete income tax return. Along the way, it covers specific tax issues you need to be familiar with, including tax theory and law; conducting a thorough client interview; and offering tax advice and explanations to clients. Helps you zero in on areas that need work, organize your study program, and concentrate your efforts Provides paid tax return preparers who are not enrolled agents, attorneys, or Certified Professional Accountants (CPAs) with the individual taxation information they need to pass this competency test Covers the major parts of the exam and how to approach each one Informative and insightful, the Wiley Registered Tax Return Preparer Exam Review Book 2012 will put you in the best position possible to pass this important exam.
Pay what your really owe--and not a penny more! "This book is a must-read for anyone who is running a small business. Rosenberg lays out the steps in a simple format to get you organized and running a business smoothly." -- Layla Tusko, President, Crystal Cove Marketing Group "Rosenberg has an uncanny ability to make taxes and tax issues easier to understand, all the while keeping everything fresh and fun. I would recommend her book to anyone managing a business." -- Sonny Byrd, Head of Marketing, Shoeboxed.com "With a focus on real-world must-do's and helpful examples, Rosenberg's checklists work like a business-building scaffold and arm the reader to succeed." -- Leigh Mutert, CPA, H&R Block Is the government taking too much of your money? Do you want to keep more of what you earn? Are you worried about being taxed right out of business? As a taxpayer, you have rights--many of which you probably don’t know about. In Small Business Taxes Made Easy, Second Edition, America's top small-business tax expert Eva Rosenberg describes them all. This all-in-one primer is packed with tips and guidelines not only for paying out less in tax but also for gaining the greatest possible advantage out of each IRS rule and regulation. You'll learn how to: Choose the right accounting style for your needs Navigate the complex tax maze without losing the bank Set up a business plan that helps minimize payout Use record-keeping techniques that increase deductible expenses Spot errors in 1099s—and handle them properly Increase your profits and your cash flow Build a business to pass on to your children--or sell at a huge profit! Small Business Taxes Made Easy, Second Edition, provides easy-to-follow, actionable advice with timeless information that can help any business at any stage of operation. Plus, you get access all the forms and to-do lists you need through the book's companion Website. Eva Rosenberg, known as the Internet's TaxMama, is an enrolled agent with over a quarter century of tax experience. A syndicated Dow Jones columnist, and her daily TaxQuips podcast can be found all over the Web. Rosenberg lives in Northridge, California.
Completely revised and updated--the must-have resource for saving thousands of dollars at tax time A former IRS attorney, Sandy Botkin has saved hundreds of thousands of taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. And in this powerhouse bestselling handbook, he again delivers money-saving strategies, including: Advice on properly documenting any business deduction Guidance for getting big tax subsidies for starting a home business Ways to turn tuition, entertainment, orthodontia, and other expenses into huge deductions Important information on small-business tax changes and extensions recently passed by the American Taxpayer Relief Law "Who better to turn to for tax advice than an insider? Sandy Botkin trained IRS attorneys and now shares his wealth of knowledge in Lower Your Taxes—Big Time!. Follow his practical strategies for a more financially abundant and fulfilling life." -- Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power "Lower Your Taxes—Big Time! guarantees every American a raise of $3,000–$15,000 or more annually courtesy of the United States Government." -- David D'Arcangelo, author of Wealth Starts at Home "If you don't study money, how can you ever expect to have any? Lower Your Taxes—Big Time! will put thousands of dollars in your pocket every year and teach you, in clear simple steps, how to audit proof your records from the IRS forever." -- Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator, #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul
How Do I Tax Thee?
Author: Kristin Tate
Libertarian journalist Kristin Tate provides a look into the wild world of frivolous taxation, aimed at educating members of her own generation in the evils of big government. In How Do I Tax Thee?, libertarian commentator and rising media star Kristin Tate takes us on a tour of the ways the government bleeds us dry in innumerable daily transactions and at various stages of life. We all know the government taxes our pay: federal, state, and local taxes are withheld by employers, as are social security payments. But what about the many other ways the government drains money from our wallets? Have you studied your cell phone bill? Customers in New York State pay an average of 24.36% in federal, state and local taxes on their wireless bills. They’re also charged for obscure services they didn’t ask for and don’t understand like a universal service fund fee, an FCC compliance fee, a line service fee, and an emergency services fee. These aren’t taxes, strictly speaking. The government imposes these administrative and regulatory costs, and your wireless provider passes them along to you. But the effect is exactly the same. What about your cable bill? Your power bill? Your water bill? The cost of a gallon of gas, a cab ride, a hotel stay and a movie ticket are all inflated by hidden fees. How much of what you pay at the pump, the box office, or the airport is really an indirect tax? In a series of short, pointed, fact-laden, humorous chapters, Tate exposes the vast government shakedown that consumes up to half of your income—and also explains where these hidden fees and taxes come from.
Shares strategies for accumulating real-world wealth while staying independently employed, distilling lessons from a variety of sources effectively used by the authors during the recent financial crisis.
Taxes, taxes, taxes. They are a fact of life, especially a business life. Many small business owners overpay taxes each and every year because they are not educated on all of the possible allowable tax deductions they can take. They don't plan their expenses properly to maximize their deductibility. No one should overpay taxes -- ever. The tax laws are meant to be followed, just like any other law, so if you are allowed to take a deduction, doesn't it make sense that you would take it?The wealthy pay a lot less in taxes than you do because they know the rules. And the biggest rule of all is:you need to own a business and then take full advantage of the tax savings allowed. Why don't you? Because you haven't learned the rules. That ends today. Here's a book, written in easy-to-understand English (not IRS double-speak) that explains many of the rules and gives you tips and suggestions on how you, too, can deduct, deduct, deduct.Do you work out of your home? Are you clear on how to qualify for the home office deduction? Are you deducting a proportion of every expense that could be allocated to your business? The IRS reports that there over 300 expense categories for a home office, but most businesses take less than 20 deductions.The IRS says all “ordinary and necessary” expenses you incur in operating your business are tax deductions. Interestingly enough, the IRS has never actually defined “ordinary” or “necessary.” So sometimes only the actual business owner can know if the expense is ordinary and necessary. Proper record-keeping and having the right tax-saving mindset can help you maximize the value of your tax deductions, tax credits, and tax deferral strategies, dramatically increasing your savings.It's your money. Learn how to keep more of it in your pocket. (Oh, and the cost of this book … it's deductible!)