Working for Yourself

Author: Stephen Fishman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323702
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Self employed? Or ready to be your own boss? This book is for you! Working for Yourself provides all the legal and tax information you need to start your business off on the right foot--and run it successfully. Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer, consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: you need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person. Get all the information you need to know to: obtain necessary permits and licenses determine how much to charge your clients write legally binding contracts and avoid unfair ones qualify for independent contractor tax treatment make the most of your tax deductions and comply with strict IRS rules get benefits (including health coverage) and insurance keep accurate records in case you get audited, and make sure you’re paid in full and on time. The 10th edition is completely revised to provide the up-to-date information you need, including recent changes in tax law and business practices (from pricing services to buying insurance).

Working with Independent Contractors

Author: Stephen Fishman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323832
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Business & Economics

Working With Independent Contractors is a must-own for anyone who currently employs or is considering working with an independent contractor. People who want to or already do work with independent contractors will buy this book because it guides them through each component of the independent contractor arrangement and shows them in detail how to avoid legal troubles related to it.

Legal Forms for Starting Running a Small Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324877
Release Date: 2018-03-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Most small business owners, can't afford to hire a lawyer to draft the legal documents they need in the course of day-to-day business. Now there's an affordable solution. Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business provides over 60 legal forms and documents and all the step-by-step instructions needed to use them. This collection of essential legal and business documents helps you: create contracts to buy, sell, rent, or store goods hire employees and consultants protect your trade secrets create noncompete agreements prepare an LLC operating agreement borrow and lend money buy a business lease commercial space prepare corporate bylaws record minutes of meetings buy real estate, and and much more. This edition is updated with the latest legal documents, contracts, and other forms you need to run your business smoothly, along with up-to-date best practices for business owners and managers. Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business includes all the information and instructions you need to complete and use your forms effectively.

Independent Contractor Sole Proprietor and LLC Taxes Explained in 100 Pages Or Less

Author: Mike Piper
Publisher: Simple Subjects
ISBN: 0997946555
Release Date: 2018-03-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Find all of the following, explained in plain-English with no legal jargon: Business Taxation 101: A brief primer on tax topics in general, especially as they apply to businesses. Home Office Deduction: How to ensure you qualify for it and how to calculate it. Estimated Tax payments: When and how to pay them, as well as an easy way to calculate each payment. Self-Employment Tax: What it is, why it exists, and how to calculate it. Business Retirement Plans: What the different types are, and which one is best for you. Numerous Business Deductions: Several deductions explained in detail, including how to make sure you can qualify to take them and how to maximize them. Audit Protection: Learn what records you need to keep (and how long to keep them) in order to protect yourself in case of an au

Home Business Tax Deductions

Author: Stephen Fishman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324167
Release Date: 2018-01-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Pay less to the IRS Completely updated for 2017 returns! For any home business, claiming all the tax deductions you are entitled to is essential to your business financial success. Don't miss out on the many valuable deductions you can claim. Here, you'll find out how to deduct: start-up costs home office expenses (using new IRS rules) vehicles and travel expenses entertainment and meals medical expenses under Obamacare, and retirement expenses. You'll also learn how to keep accurate, thorough records in case the IRS ever comes calling. Easy to read and full of real-life examples, this book can help you take advantage of all the valuable deductions you are entitled to. Includes the top most valuable home business deductions and how to claim them.

Tax Deductions for Professionals

Author: Stephen Fishman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324617
Release Date: 2018-01-15
Genre: Business & Economics

The book is organized into practical, easy-to-use categories of the most commonly-used business deductions for professionals who own their practice. It covers start-up expenses, health care costs, continuing education, professional fees, home office, and more.

Consultant Independent Contractor Agreements

Author: Stephen Fishman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324372
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Designed for both independent contractors and the businesses who hire them, Consultant & Independent Contractor Agreements is the most comprehensive guide you’ll find anywhere. The book shows you how to: define the scope and duration of the work to be performed protect trade secrets, trademarks, patents, and copyrights satisfy IRS and other government agency requirements establish pay and other compensation avoid disputes. The new edition is completely updated to provide the latest rules and regulations for businesses and contractors. It includes step-by-step guidance and all the forms you'll need to draw up the necessary contracts.

Every Landlord s Tax Deduction Guide

Author: Stephen Fishman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324679
Release Date: 2017-12-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Maximize your tax deductions Rental real estate provides more tax benefits than almost any other investment. Whether you own a ten-unit rental apartment building or rent a room in your home through Airbnb, you need to know about all the valuable deductions you are entitled to take as a landlord. Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide is the only book that focuses exclusively on IRS rules and deductions for landlords. With this book, you will learn about: depreciation, casualty and theft losses, start-up expenses, and other common landlord deductions IRS rules on deducting repairs and improvements vacation home tax rules, and proper record keeping and accounting, and much more. The book also covers landlord tax classifications, reporting rental income, hiring workers, and deducting rental losses. Filled with practical advice and real-world examples, Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide will save you money by making sure you owe less to the IRS at tax time. This edition is updated and revised to cover tax rules for Airbnb-type rentals.

Deduct It

Author: Stephen Fishman
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324143
Release Date: 2017-12-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Reduce your taxes Completely updated for 2017 returns! Deduct It! shows you how to maximize your business deductions quickly, easily and legally. Easy to read and full of real-world examples, Deduct It! will pay for itself many times over. It covers deductions for: start-up and operating expenses travel, meals, and entertainment home offices medical expenses under Obamacare equipment and inventory and more. Deduct It! shows you how to avoid problems with the IRS, such as having your business classified as a hobby. Whether your enterprise is just starting or well established, this book is indispensable to your financial success. Includes the top and most valuable business deductions and how to claim them.

J K Lasser s Guide to Self Employment

Author: Barbara Weltman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118812426
Release Date: 2013-10-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Tax facts and strategies every self-employed person needs to know If you're thinking about starting a business, or have already begun one, you are not alone. There are more than 23 million workers who are already self-employed and file Schedule C to report their income and expenses. As a self-employed person you have to handle many, if not all, of the aspects of running your business. J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment is intended to help you with some business aspects with which you may not be familiar—but which have a great impact on your bottom line. It skillfully focuses on taxes as well as many legal and financial matters that may pertain to your business. Informative and accessible, J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment is designed for you, the self-employed person working alone as a service provider, to help pin down all of the tax breaks to which you may be entitled. Divided into three comprehensive parts, this reliable resource will help you: Learn the basics of tax reporting: from what it means to be self-employed and an overview of what you have to report—as well as where and when—to becoming familiar with Schedule C Discover the various types of deductions and credits you can claim to reduce revenue that's taxed Become familiar with an array of planning strategies that you can use to make better business decisions throughout the year as well as other strategies you can employ as your business grows And much more Don't be intimidated by taxes and other responsibilities of being self-employed. Instead, embrace the opportunities that a better understanding of tax, legal, and financial responsibilities can produce. Let J.K. Lasser's Guide to Self-Employment show you how. Don't forget to view the free online supplement to this book at JKLasser.com for late tax changes made by Congress and other up-to-the-minute developments.

The Freelancer s Bible

Author: Sara Horowitz
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761175056
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Amazingly, one-third of the American workforce is freelance—that’s 42 million people who have to wrestle with not just doing the work, but finding the work, then getting paid for the work, plus health care, taxes, setting up an office, marketing, and so on. Now help is here, and consultants, independent contractors, the self-employed, “solopreneurs,” and everyone else living a freelancer’s life will never be alone again but instead can be part of a strong and vibrant community. Written by the authority on freelance working, Sara Horowitz, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and founder of the national Freelancers Union and, most recently, the Freelancers Insurance Company, The Freelancer’s Bible will help those new to freelancing learn the ropes, and will help those who’ve been freelancing for a while grow and expand. It’s the one-stop, all-encompassing guide to every practical detail and challenge of being a nimble, flexible, and successful freelancer: the three essentials of getting clients and the three most important ways to keep them happy. Five fee-setting strategies. Thirteen tactics for making it through a prolonged dry spell. Setting up a home office vs. renting space. The one-hour contract. A dozen negotiating dos and don’ts. Building and maintaining your reputation. Dealing with deadbeats. Health Insurance 101. Record-keeping and taxes. Productivity, including a quiz: “What Is Your Ideal Day?” Building a community. Subcontracting and other strategies for taking your freelancing career to the next level. Retirement plans, plans for saving for education, and how to achieve financial freedom.

Inside the Technical Consulting Business

Author: Harvey Kaye
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471183415
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Business & Economics

Join the thousands of professionals who have already gotten Inside the Technical Consulting Business -- and discover how to channel your technical know-how into an exciting career as an independent consultant. This Third Edition of Harvey Kaye's bestselling guide gives you the focused, no-nonsense help you need to start and run your own consulting practice in today's ultracompetitive environment. What's inside: Setting up your consulting business. The lowdown on finances, record-keeping, office space, taxes, and choosing the form of business organization that's right for you. Insider's guide to proposals and contracts. Gives plenty of examples to use in your own consulting practice. Marketing secrets your boss never told you. Tips on creating demand for your services and keeping your clients coming back for repeat business. PLUS ALL-NEW MATERIAL ON: * Creating your personal strategic marketing plan. A step-by-step guide to developing and maintaining your competitive edge. * Learn from the pros. "Meet the Pros" interviews show how successful consultants handled some of the very problems you're likely to encounter. * Building successful client relationships. The inside scoop on keeping clients happy while protecting your own professional interests. * The technical challenges of consulting. A consultant's primer on problem-solving, coping with the information explosion, and organizing for maximum productivity.

Gold Diggers and Deadbeat Dads

Author: Valerie Rind
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780990692225
Release Date: 2014-12-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Few people other than close friends and family knew that I suffered a financial disaster after loaning money to my husband's startup business. Plus, I uncovered a shocking secret he kept for a decade. I felt stupid, ashamed, and embarrassed. Gold Diggers and Deadbeat Dads includes riveting, true stories of real people who, like me, faced financial hardships thanks to someone else’s wrongdoing. • Did you co-sign a car loan for an underemployed boyfriend who left you with lousy credit? • Did you discover after the wedding that your fiancée hid piles of debt? • Does your sister take advantage of your elderly parent? • Will you inherit nothing if your second husband fails to update his will? • Did your partner waste your household savings on gambling or drugs? Meet characters like the Singing Co-Signers, Credit "Cads," and Sugar Babies. Hear from victims infected with Sexually Transmitted Debt® and Empty Accountitis. Get common-sense tips to prevent financial calamities and deal with the aftermath. Dozens of anecdotes from ordinary people will keep you spellbound, while also giving you hope for recovery if you’ve had your assets kicked by friends or family members.