422 Tax Deductions for Businesses and Self Employed Individuals

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-15
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8th edition of this best selling A to Z encyclopedia of business tax deductions is like found money for business owners. For all small businesses, home businesses, Internet businesses, franchise operations, direct marketers, professionals, independent trades, contractors, and all self employed individuals.

Author Biography

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

Table of Contents

A Treasure Huntp. 7
Introduction to Tax Deductions
Relaxp. 11
Who Is This Book For?p. 11
How to Use This Book to Your Best Advantagep. 12
Expense Categoriesp. 13
Is Every Possible Tax Deduction Listed?p. 14
Isn't This What You Pay Your Accountant For?p. 15
Will Your Deductions Trigger an Audit?p. 15
When in Doubt, Deductp. 17
Tax Loopholes and Tax Secretsp. 17
Federal Versus State Lawsp. 18
Amending Prior Years' Tax Returnsp. 18
Keeping Recordsp. 9
When Can You Take a Deduction?p. 19
Cash Method Vs. Accrualp. 20
Year End Paymentsp. 20
Structuring Transactions to Your Best Advantagep. 21
Timing Transactionsp. 21
Equipment, Supplies and Inventory Owned Before Going Into Businessp. 22
Paying Business Expensesp. 23
Home Based Businessesp. 23
Multiple Businessesp. 24
One Last Cautionp. 24
Terminologyp. 25
Self Employed Individualsp. 25
Employer and Employeep. 26
What Is a Tax Deduction?p. 26
Tax Write Offp. 27
Personal Versus Businessp. 27
Capitalized Expensesp. 28
Auditsp. 28
Tax Credits Versus Tax Deductionsp. 29
The Four Basic Rules: All Expensesp. 31
Business Relatedp. 31
Method of Paymentp. 32
Ordinary Expensesp. 33
Necessary Expensesp. 33
Not "Lavish or Extravagant"p. 33
422 Tax Deductionsp. 35
422 Deductions, A-Z (Listed Alphabetically)p. 37
The Annual Update Sheetp. 220
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