475 Tax Deductions for Businesses and Self-Employed Individuals: An A-to-Z Guide to Hundreds of Tax Write-Offs

475 Tax Deductions for Businesses and Self-Employed Individuals: An A-to-Z Guide to Hundreds of Tax Write-Offs

by Bernard B. Kamoroff C.P.A.

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Are you paying more taxes than you have to? The IRS is certainly not going to tell you about a deduction you failed to take, and your accountant is not likely to take the time to ask you about every deduction you’re entitled to. As former IRS Commissioner Mark Everson admitted, “If you don’t claim it, you don’t get it. That’s money down the drain for millions of Americans.” This invaluable book, updated to reflect changes in tax law, not only lists the individual items that are deductible—from Internet domain name costs to theft losses—but also explains where to list them on your income tax form. “Tax law isn’t easy,” the author explains, “but this book is.” The twelfth edition will be completely updated to include new changes in tax law, a chapter on home-based businesses, and include a special “jump out” highlights in the A-to-Z listings for any deduction that has special rules for home-based businesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493032198
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 555,367
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Bernard B. Kamoroff is a C.P.A. with 30 years of experience specializing in small business. A University of California lecturer, he is the author of five books on business and taxes. He lives in Willits, California.

Table of Contents

Preface: A Treasure Hunt
Chapter 1: Introduction to Tax Deductions
Chapter 2: Terminology
Chapter 3: The Four Basic Rules: All Expenses
Chapter 4: 475 Tax Deductions A–Z (Listed Alphabetically)
About the Author

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475 Tax Deductions for Businesses and Self-Employed Individuals: An A-To-Z Guide to Hundreds of Tax Write-Offs 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BookWallah on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good reference for the self-employed to be thinking about maximizing their deductions. While not legal advice this book should go a long way towards educating you about what is possible and what is generally permissible. If you are new in business you will still want to consult a tax professional. Recommended for all small business owners who are stating out in business.
dvulcano on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good source of information. Love the humor both in cartoon form as well as embedde in the text. AMkes the reading of a tax-related book entertaining. Very useful to identify the broad strokes so I don;t have to search the tax code.
JeffV on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you do some self-employed work, you know that taxes can be a bitch. What you might not know is just what can be written off. This book doesn't delve deep....in of itself it won't get you through tax season. However, it can call your attention to certain deductions you might not have been aware. On some topics, the author elaborates a little more where appropriate. This book is nice for do-it-your-self tax preparers, and elaborates nicely on some of the things tax software might throw out there with little explanation. If you use an accountant, then this book might, at best, give you a few more questions to ask him. I wish I could say I found a hidden fortune here...but after doing my own taxes for years, I have a pretty good idea what is permissible and what is not. I could see it helping some, however.
IndigoWings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for anyone who is self employed or runs a small business. It is easy to comprehend even for someone who has never done their own taxes like myself. It helped me to better understand how things worked, how to look for deductions myself, how to better organize for tax season and much more. This book is well organized and a great reference for those looking for a few extra deductions. There are many unexpected tips that were pleasant surprises as well. Whether you do your own taxes or hire someone to do them, this book can offer information to make the job easier as well as more lucrative when you find new deductions you didn't know you were entitled to.
ShawnMarie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the best books I've ever seen on taking deductions for self employed people or those who have a business on the side.Writted in a language so different from the tax documents, this book is actually enjoyable to read. It clearly states a 475 tax deductions in alphabetical order. It tells you who should claim it and what problems you might have with it. But best of all? It tells you what line on Schedule C to put it on!!!!!For anyone who files Schedule C, this book is totally worth buying. Did you know coffee is a tax deduction for your office? That alone is worth the price of the book. Thank you!!!!