Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn

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Nolo, Nov 1, 2012 - Business & Economics - 542 pages
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Keep your hard-earned money in your home business! Completely updated for 2012 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! Organized into categories of commonly-used deductions, Home Business Tax Deductions will help you write off: - your home office - start-up and operating expenses - vehicles,meals, entertainment, and travel - health insurance and medical bills - inventory - equipment This edition of Home Business Tax Deductions is completely updated with all the latest tax information, eligibility requirements, and deductions for 2012 returns, including up-to-date information on how the latest laws could affect your home business.
 

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Contents

Your Home Business Tax Deductions Companion
1
Some Tax Basics
3
Is Your Home Really a Business
21
Getting Your Business Up and Running
41
Home Business Operating Expenses
53
Deducting LongTerm Assets
65
The Home Office Deduction
113
Eating Out and Going Out Deducting Meal and Entertainment Expenses
149
What If You Get Sick? Deducting Medical Expenses
269
Deductions That Can Help You Retire
303
More Home Business Deductions
321
Record Keeping and Accounting
353
Husband and Wife Home Businesses
395
Staying Out of Trouble With the IRS
403
Help Beyond This Book
419
Index
437

Getting Around Town Car and Local Travel Expenses
165
Leaving Town Business Travel
195
Inventory
221
Hiring Help Employees and Independent Contractors
235
Book Registration and Updates
457
Online Legal Forms
458
Lawyer Directory
459
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Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, including Tax Deductions for Professionals, Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide and Home Business Tax Deductions — plus many other legal and business books. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California. After time in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer.

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