Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep what You Earn

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Nolo, 2009 - Business & Economics - 510 pages
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Keep your hard-earned money in your home business!
Completely updated for 2009 returns
Tax deductions are essential to any business, but even more so when your office is also your home. Don't spend thousands on an accountant --turn to "Home Business Tax Deductions" and do it yourself!
"Home Business Tax Deductions" will help you write off:
your home office
start-up and operating expenses
vehicles and travel
entertainment and meals
health insurance and medical bills
inventory
equipment
The 6th edition is completely updated with all the latest tax information, eligibility requirements and deductions for 2009 returns. "Home Business Tax Deductions" also covers how to avoid being classified as a hobby business, steer clear of home-business tax scams, stay out of trouble with the IRS and take special deductions if your business loses money.
  

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A practical book in simple language for small business!

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If you treat your writing as a business (which you should) then this book is an absolute must read. I have learned a great deal from this one book. Taxes are not the easiest thing to understand and I ... Read full review

Contents

3 StartUp Expenses
51
4 Home Business Operating Expenses
65
5 Deducting LongTerm Assets
77
6 The Home Office Deduction
133
7 Meal and Entertainment Expenses
169
8 Car and Local Travel Expenses
187
9 Business Travel
223
10 Inventory
253
13 Retirement Deductions
339
14 Additional Home Business Deductions
357
15 Record Keeping and Accounting
397
16 Claiming Tax Deductions for Prior Years
439
17 Staying Out of Trouble With the IRS
451
18 Help Beyond This Book
467
Index
487
Related Products
517

11 Hiring Workers
267
12 Medical Expenses
303

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About the author (2009)

Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, most recently Tax Deductions for Professionals. Other titles include Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide and Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn-plus many other legal and business books. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1979. After time in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer in 1983.

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