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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Author: Mike Piper
Publisher:
ISBN: 0981454267
Release Date: 2014-07-28
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 audit.

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.

The Small Business Start Up Kit for California

Author: Peri Pakroo
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322323
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre: Business & Economics

The only California-specific book on all the business basics you need to know Want to start your own California business? Don’t know where to begin? Start here. The Small Business Start-Up Kit for California shows you how to set up a small business in the Golden State quickly and easily. It clearly explains the fees, forms, and bureaucratic technicalities you’ll encounter and shows you how to efficiently get your business up and running in California. Find out how to: • choose between an LLC and other business structures • write an effective business plan • pick a winning business name and protect it • get needed California licenses and permits • hire and manage staff in compliance with California laws • comply with legal and tax issues affecting home businesses • price, bid, and bill your projects • manage finances and taxes • start a website for your business, and • market your business effectively, online and off. The 11th edition is completely updated, with the latest federal and state legal and tax rules affecting California small businesses, and use of social media to promote your brand and drive website traffic.

Raw Deal

Author: Steven Hill
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250071583
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Business & Economics

A thought-provoking exposé that shows why the tech leaders' vision and their Ayn Rand brand of libertarianism is a dead end for U.S. workers, the middle class, and the national economy

Great Jobs for Everyone 50

Author: Kerry Hannon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118240700
Release Date: 2012-08-30
Genre: Business & Economics

The how-to guide to finding profitable, fulfilling work after 50 Aimed at workers aged 50+ looking for a new job—whether they have been laid off or taken early retirement, need supplemental income, or want to pursue an encore career—Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ is the definitive guide to finding lasting financial security and personal and professional fulfillment. Opportunities abound—the trick is knowing where to look and what to expect. Whether readers are interested in trying jobs they've long dreamed of doing, or just want something with flexible hours that brings in a little extra income, this book covers all the options. As Americans live longer and healthier lives, the desire to work longer—for the income, the mental engagement, or the chance to give back—has grown. But there is little guidance for the 50+ crowd looking for work and few role models who've blazed a path. In Great Jobs for Everyone 50+, author and personal finance, retirement, and career transitions expert Kerry Hannon shows the way, with compelling stories from people who've been there. Presenting the nitty-gritty details of available job opportunities, wages to expect, typical hours, and the qualifications and savvy needed to get hired, the book is loaded with practical advice on how to prepare both professionally and financially to start out on a new adventure. Shows where the best opportunities for new employment lie Helps readers find profitable and rewarding jobs to save for retirement Understands that different workers want different things from their jobs and shows how to cast a wide net to find an opportunity that fits Provides incredible insights into working after 50 from Kerry Hannon, a nationally renowned expert in personal finance, retirement, and career transitions Motivational, inspirational, and thoroughly practical, Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ explains how to find part-time, temporary, work-at-home, or seasonal employment in profitable, rewarding jobs.

Talent Is Not Enough

Author: Shel Perkins
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321713292
Release Date: 2010-04-22
Genre: Art

The best business guide for design professionals just got better! This revised and expanded second edition includes everything designers need—besides talent—to turn their artistic success into business success. You’ll find information on key issues facing designers from freelancing to managing established design firms. A strong visual focus and to-the-point text take the fear factor out of learning about thorny business realities like staffing, marketing, bookkeeping, intellectual property, and more. These smart business practices are essential to success in graphic, Web, and industrial design. Here are just a few of the things you’ll learn: • How to get on the right career path • The best way to determine pricing • How to avoid common legal pitfalls • How to manage large projects • The secrets of efficient design teams • How to forecast your workload and finances Talent Is Not Enough provides a big-picture context for these and other challenges and shares practical, real-world advice. Since its first publication, the book has become an essential resource for both students and working professionals in these areas and more: • Design planning and strategy • Corporate identity development • Publication and editorial design • Brand identity and packaging design • Advertising and promotion design • Marketing communications • Environmental design • Industrial design • Motion graphics • Interaction design • Information design “It is rare to find one individual with such a wide range of knowledge in the design-related fields. And, because of his experience as a designer, Shel brings a sensitivity and understanding to administrative issues while still respecting the artistic side of our industry.” Frank Maddocks, President, Maddocks & Company “Now that design skills have become a commodity, you need business skills to focus them. Shel has written a crackerjack book that will be on the shelf of every ambitious designer.” Marty Neumeier, author of Zag and The Brand Gap

Self employed Tax Solutions

Author: June Gail Patricia Walker
Publisher:
ISBN: 0762748907
Release Date: 2008-12-30
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Thriving in the Gig Economy

Author: Marion McGovern
Publisher: Career Press
ISBN: 1632650959
Release Date: 2017-07-24
Genre: Business & Economics

In the last five years, the world of work has changed dramatically. Thanks to technology companies like Uber, Airbnb, TaskRabbit, and Instacart, the new gig economy seems to constantly be in the news. But most of the media focus is on the low end of the skill spectrum; little attention is being paid to the best-in-class professionals who have chosen an independent path. New digital talent platforms are developing at a rapid clip with a wide variety of business models, many catering to very precise, high-value skill sets. Thriving in the Gig Economy is an actionable guidebook outlining ways to maneuver in this new world to create a path that optimizes success. You will learn: The differences between the gig economy and the sharing and on-demand economies. The best ways to work with digital talent platforms and traditional consulting intermediaries. Commonsense logistics around digital branding, contracts, and employment issues. The tools and services to enhance your practice. The growth in this marketplace is exponential, and Thriving in the Gig Economy is one way for you to take advantage of all its potential."