Taxes and the Freelance Writer or Editor

Congress was busy with tax changes in 2010. Do any affect you as a writer?

Carol Topp, CPA: Taxes and the Freelance Writer or Editor

Carol Topp, CPA

Author and NAIWE’s tax expert Carol Topp, CPA will discuss the important tax legislation that Congress passed in 2010 and how it affects writers and other freelancers.

This members-only program will air on February 2, 2010 at 3:30 EST

She will cover:

  • Important tax changes from several new bills that passed Congress in 2010 including “ObamaCare,” the small business bills and the extension of the Bush tax credits.
  • All employees and self employed freelancers get a 2% raise in 2011. Carol will explain how.
  • A new 1099MISC reporting requirement that affects freelancers.
  • What tax breaks exist for writers.
  • Tips to make taxes and record keeping simpler.

Carol Topp, CPA makes unclear topics clear as she shares her tax and business knowledge with writers, authors and micro business owners. Her website is or and her upcoming book is Information in a Nutshell: Business Tips and Taxes for Writers.

Members will find call-in information for the classes in the member area of the website. You’ll find it by logging in on any page of the site, then going to the Library link, then to the Expert Teleclasses link. NAIWE teleclasses are totally free for members ($27 each for non-members).
If you’re not a member and you’d like to join in time for the teleclass, you may click on this “Join NAIWE” link to do so. If you would like to register for the teleclass only, you may do so by visiting the Teleclass page. We hope you’ll join us!

Words Matter: Understanding the IRS, Your Tax Return and Your Accountant

Carol Topp, CPA

Carol Topp, CPA

In honor of Words Matter Week, NAIWE’s resident Tax Information Expert, Carol Topp, CPA, will be chatting with us on The Freelance Life. We’ll talk a bit about why words matter in financial areas, and Carol will talk about what writers and editors need to know about the IRS, tax returns, and accounting. Remember, access to Carol for tax information question is one the NAIWE benefits, and this is a great time to get acquainted with her and even ask a few questions if you would like. I hope you’ll join us!

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Time: 3:30 pm EST

Listen online: (You can listen live or listen later.)

Listen on the phone (and ask questions, if you like): Phone Number: (724) 444-7444 Call ID: 38165

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