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Minding Your Business A Guide to Money and Taxes for Creative Professionals

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ISBN-10: 145843785X

ISBN-13: 9781458437853

Edition: 2013

Authors: Martin Kamenski

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Kamenski, a practicing CPA, unleashes years of tax experience on the creative community. He offers explanations in language that is easy for the most number-illiterate to understand. His Chicago-based practice serves clients nationwide and offers artists and creative professionals the explanations they need to make sense of the tangled web of the IRS. Kamenski provide guidance about when to treat yourself as a business. He will advise on the important considerations before incorporating. He will shatter some of the most prevalent (and costly) myths existing in the artistic community. Suitable for any actor, writer, musician, dancer, photographer, director, model, visual artist, band,…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date: 12/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 130
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.34" tall
Weight: 0.484

The Purpose of the Book
So What Will We Talk About?
The "Business"
life as a Creative Professional
Are You a Business?
The Five-Year Rule
Contractors and Employees
Being Self-Employed
How People Pay You
How You Report Your Income
How You Report Your Expenses
Advantages to Staying Self-Employed
The Self-Employed Calendar of Important Dates
Let's Map It Out (Income, Expenses, and Taxes)
Forming a Separate Business
The Different Flavors
LLCs: Major Myths Debunked
Let's Really Compare Them
Advantages to Forming a Separate Business
The Business Calendar of Important Dates
Let's Map It Out (Income, Expenses, Taxes)
Tracking Expenses: The Artist's Third-Most Important Job
Who Cares?
Well Then, How Do I Do It?
And What Should I Keep Track Of?
General Business Expenses
Artist-Specific Hotspots
Five Biggest Deduction Myths Debunked
The Golden Rule of Deductions: Never Look at Another Deductions List Again
Links to Deductions (In Case You Don't Trust the Golden Rule)
Your Biggest Critic Is No Longer Yourself
Meet the IRS
Who Are They?
How Do They Work?
Why Should I Care?
How to Make the IRS Your Friend (and Why You Should)
What to Do If You End Up Facing Off
Parting Thoughts
Your "Team"
Who Are the Players?
How to Pull Them Together
When Is DIY Okay?
Minding Your Responsibilities
What to Ignore in the [Dressing Room/Green Room/Caf�/Gallery]
What to Do If You Have Questions
Wrapping It Up