Creative Writers and Taxes

If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don’t get wet you can keep. Will Rogers

I spent most of the morning working on my taxes, both business and personal so I thought I should take a break and blog about the least favorite part of my job…paperwork. I’m good at keeping receipts, I have all the appropriate software that would make my job easier and yet every year I feel unprepared and overwhelmed by all of the paperwork. Every year I tell myself that I will only take a couple of hours and then weeks later…when I’m still working on last April’s receipts I think I should hire an assistant (unrealistic, I can’t afford one) or sell my business (unrealistic, I need the income) sigh.

Some helpful tax tips for writers info I found while taking a break:

Taxes for Writers

Tax Tips for Writers

Of course, discuss with your accountant or do your research on the IRS website to review and verify 2016 tax laws.

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