New eBook Edition for tax year 2012
(updated annually in June)
I wrote this book to help home business owners save money on their taxes—this
year and every year in the future.
The strategies in this eBook are ones I've successfully used throughout the life
of my own business. They have enabled me to keep THOUSANDS of dollars of
business profit that would otherwise have gone to the IRS. They will surely work
for YOU, too.
In publication since 1995 . . .
This timeless tax guide is one that I
have been selling since 1995, first as a print book, then as a PDF eBook, and
now as a much more affordable eBook. Its content is updated each year in
June to reflect any
changes in tax laws that will affect Schedule C filers in the current tax year.
All links in this edition
have been updated and double-checked for accuracy, but
things change daily on the Web, so expect that a link or two may go bad between now and
publication of the next edition.
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More reviews from satisfied readers:
" . . .a treasure-trove of savvy tips and unusual strategies to save
self-employed folks tons of unnecessary taxes."
- Marilyn Ross, The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing
"Thank goodness I found this eBook! I found more than a dozen tax avoidance
strategies I wasn't using, and expect Barbara's suggestions to make a profound
difference in my self-employment taxes each year. Do NOT start (or continue!) a
homebased business until you read this book."
- Diana Ratliff,
"Whether new to the world of home-based income, or in the game for a long time,
you will benefit from this book as you plan for a successful business."
- Steve Maurer,
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All of Barbara Brabec’s books are excellent and extremely well researched. This
eBook [...] is far and away one of the best on this subject you’ll find
"This book is excellent! Easy to read, easy to use, with loads of helpful
information for anyone interested in saving money on their taxes —
"Barbara is one smart cookie. I’ve known her for 35 years. She is one diligent
dynamo! Tax tips are razor sharp. Ouch! Glad it’s available for everyone."
- Johnny Em “The Quiet Drummer”
This money-saving eBook will enable you to cut your self-employment taxes to
the bone—not only THIS year, but for years to come. Add it to your business eBook
This could be the best little financial investment you'll make this year!
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What Your Accountant Will Never Tell You
GOT ALL YOUR
"TAX DEDUCTS" IN A ROW?
If you need DETAILED AND CLEAR INFORMATION on how to legally shelter thousands
of dollars of business income from self-employment and federal taxes this
year—and EVERY year in the future—
. . . here's the eBook that explains dry IRS instructions in a down-to-earth and often amusing
way, providing information your accountant or tax preparer will never volunteer
(and in some cases may not even know). In fact, this book is likely to answer questions you didn't even know you had.
For U.S. Taxpayers only.
Sample book and see reviews on Amazon
BARBARA'S HOME-BUSINESS FINANCIAL RULE:
It's not how much you can MAKE in a business of your own . . . but how much you
can legally KEEP out of the hands of the IRS!
". . . gives you the
answers in language you can understand. I doubt if most accountants will clue
you in to all the deductions mentioned in Barbara's book."
~ James Dillehay,
Guerrilla Multilevel Marketing.
". . . full of tips and ideas .
. .fast and easy reading. Even though we subscribe to tax newsletters, and make
regular use of J. K. Lasser's Your Income Tax, I was still surprised by some of
the opportunities documented in this book." ~ Betty Chypre,
Once the April 15 return is filed, many Schedule C filers
stop thinking about taxes for several months, perhaps waiting until November or
the last week of December before frantically trying to think of things they can
do, or payments they can make or delay to maximize tax savings for the current
But the savvy tax tips and strategies in this
eBook aren't just going to save you money on this year's
taxes. Once you understand the money-saving CONCEPTS in this eBook, you will be
able to cut your self-employment taxes for years to come. In fact, I have used these same strategies
in my own home business to legally shelter thousands of dollars of business
profits from self-employment taxes while also cutting federal and state taxes as well.
The problem for most home business owners is that their accountants
or tax advisers rarely (if ever) remind them about deductions they
might be overlooking, or money-saving tax strategies they might implement.
Always overworked at tax time, they just work
with the figures they are given.
That's why it's so important to make sure you haven't
overlooked any of the MANY LEGAL DEDUCTIONS you can
take on your annual Schedule C tax form . . .
AND . . . that you understand how different tax strategies can lower
your overall taxes even more, year after year.
EQUALLY IMPORTANT: How to avoid IRS pitfalls that could cost you a bundle if
you're ever audited.
NOTE that the 2013 edition of this eBook will be
available on June 15.
What can you deduct on Schedule C? (You may be amazed to see how many
deductions you didn't know you could take.)
As a home-business owner or other self-employed individual who works at or from
home base, you're entitled to ALL of the deductions listed below.
And you'll find clear and detailed discussions of each of them in this
unique money-saving guide, including:
Information about any new tax law changes for the
current tax year that affect Schedule C filers;
A checklist of 76 Schedule C tax deductions;
DETAILS about 20 deductions often overlooked by home business owners;
A CLEAR explanation of the "Home-Office Deduction"
and why one should not be fearful of taking it, with a discussion of 11
categories of indirect and direct tax-deductible home-office expenses and
how to calculate them;
Tips on which home-related "outside expenses" you can and cannot deduct on Schedule C;
Tax-wise strategies for hiring your spouse or children to help with your business;
The financial dangers of using independent contractors (ICs), and the
states with "homework laws" that disallow the hiring of ICs to make
products in their own home (of vital concern to art/craft/sewing/knitting/needlework-related businesses);
Other options for hiring outside help to avoid running afoul of the IRS or Labor Department;
30 Special TIPS throughout the text that highlight special tax
strategies, IRS pitfalls, and better ways to track or substantiate deductible expenses;
Tax lessons learned the hard way by some of Barbara's readers,
and how you can avoid the pitfalls they encountered;
PLUS . . .
More than 90 Web links to reliable tax information and explanatory articles
that will save you COUNTLESS HOURS of research time and answer questions you didn't even
know you had . . . (including articles related to new tax laws and changes for
the current tax year and beyond).
"As a consultant and publisher, I am confronted almost daily by
'entrepreneurs' who don't have any idea where the point of profit
really begins. Small businesses . . . will benefit
from any and all of the information contained in this must-read book.
It's humorous, entertaining, and chock full of Tax Tips and information to
help you improve your bottom line." ~ W. R. "Bill" Ronay,
A Step Ahead, Ltd., Events2000.com
IN THIS EBOOK YOU'LL ALSO LEARN ABOUT:
reimbursement plans for the self-employed under the new Health Care Reform law (how to Deduct 100 percent of your family's out-of-pocket
medical expenses and insurance on your Schedule C form—without incorporating, without buying a
new insurance policy, and with a minimum of paperwork);
A little-known Social Security problem affecting married women who file
taxes jointly with their husbands but use a different name;
Why you should think twice before making your spouse a partner in your
business instead of an employee (another financial pitfall you can avoid);
The tax complications when you depreciate your house (and why/when you'll
be penalized if you take the home office deduction but do NOT take a deduction
How to figure the business usage of your home;
How to maintain a separate business checking account when there is very
little cash to put in the bank;
Why you should not fear an IRS audit simply because you take the Home
Why you must be careful about who you hire to do your tax return—and why you shouldn't try to do your own
Don't wait until the last minute at tax time to start looking for additional
deductions when you can do it now:
Identify and grab overlooked Schedule C deductions for the current tax
year . . .
Put new strategies in place to maximize deductions for next year and
Over the years, several accountants and tax experts have verified the accuracy of the
information and advice in
this book, so you can rest easy in the knowledge that you're operating safely while also taking advantage
of the wealth of LEGAL tax deductions available to every home-business owner and self-employed individual.
ORDER NOW FOR:
Just $4.99 for a book that could help you
keep THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
out of the hands of the IRS!
More than 30,000 words of money-saving advice and "insider information"
you won't find in any other tax-related book!
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