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Click Here! Tax Help for Writers

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting [1]It’s that time of year again: Time to gather receipts and hope you actually brought in more than you spent on writing! Here are a few links I’ve culled from here and there (many from Charlotte Dillon’s excellent Links for Writers page [2]) to help you in your quest to make this year’s tax season a cool-and-easy ride to profit.

Linkies Galore:

Taxes for Writers [3]by Cyn Mason

Authors and the Internal Revenue Code [4]by Linda Lewis

Writers Guide to Taxes [5]by Linda Adams and Emory Hackman

A Little Tax Advice for Writers [6]by Mary Anne Mohanraj

Fiction Factor links by Julian Block on:
Profit vs. Pleasure: Rules on Losses [7]
Estimated Taxes: Another Deadline Coming Up [8]
Award Winning Writers, Photographers and Artists are Losers Under the Tax Laws [9]
How Long to Keep Financial Records [10]

TAXES AND THE WRITER [11]at Publish Lawyer

A Home Business and Taxes [12] article by Teresa Stone

Here are a few links specific to freelancers as well. Good tips within that can apply to any kind of writer:

Taxes for Freelancers [13]by Durant Imboden

Tax Answers for Freelance Writers [14] at About.com

From Fiction Factor:
Filing Time Reminders for Freelancers [15]
Better Tax Breaks for Freelancers [16]

Want to know even more? You can buy a book on the subject, Writer’s Pocket Tax Guide [17], at Foolscap & Quill’s.

About Therese Walsh [18]

Therese Walsh (she/her) co-founded WU in 2006 and is the site's editorial director. She was the architect and 1st editor of WU's only book, Author in Progress [19], and orchestrates the WU UnConference. [20] Her second novel, The Moon Sisters [21], was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal and Book Riot; and her debut, The Last Will of Moira Leahy [22] was a Target Breakout Book. Sign up for her newsletter [23] to be among the first to learn about her new projects (or follow her on BookBub [24]). Learn more on her website [25].