Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants

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NOLO, Feb 18, 2011 - Business & Economics - 378 pages
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Be your own boss -- easily, efficiently and successfully -- with this bestseller!

Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer, or consultant, it all adds up to the same thing: You need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person.

Fortunately, Working for Yourself provides all the information you need to stay on top of it all. An independent contractor himself, Stephen Fishman shows you everything you need to know to:

  • meet business start-up requirements
  • pick a business structure
  • set up home or outside offices
  • obtain permits and licenses
  • price your services or products
  • comply with strict IRS rules
  • establish sound business relationships
  • avoid unfair contracts
  • draft good agreements
  • keep good records
  • get paid in full and on time
  • and much, much more

    The 8th edition is completely revised to provide the up-to-date information you need, including the most current tax rates and legal rules for contractors. Whether you already work for yourself or are thinking about making the move, Working for Yourself will help make sure you do it right.
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    User Review  - njtrout - LibraryThing

    Working for Yourself takes you safely through every level of building your own business if you are considering self-employment as a consultant, freelancer or independent contractor. Not only filled ... Read full review

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    User Review  - thmazing - LibraryThing

    This book (arrived as an Early Reviewer book) has proved to have a timely arrival. I'm just now moving into more freelance work and have need for the sort of knowledge I, by virtue of having studied ... Read full review

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    About the author (2011)

    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 - 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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