Feb. 13, 2012
-- Foolscap & Quill, LLC has released the 2012 versions of the popular Pocket Tax Guide series in e-book versions available for Kindle & Nook for $4.99. Links to the Kindle & nook versions can be found on the company’s website: http://www.foolscap-
Foolscap & Quill has been publishing attorney Darlene Cypser’s Pocket Tax Guides in various paper and digital forms since 1988. The Pocket Tax Guides are written for people run small businesses or have occupations which have specific tax reporting requirement and sometimes very specific tax deductions that people might be missing. Each Pocket Tax Guide takes the reader by the hand and leads them through the process of keeping tax records reporting their income and expenses on the appropriate forms.
The Writer’s Pocket Tax Guide is the oldest of the tax guides. It explains to independent writers and writer employees how they report their income from book or article sales, royalties, kill fees, and speaker fees. It explains which “in kind” payments they must report as income and what kind of deductions they may take.
The second oldest of the series is the Daycare Pocket Tax Guide which explains to operators of home daycare facilities (and babysitters)
how to report their income and expenses. Especially important for this business is the explanation of how to claim the deduction for business use of your home and what to do about daycare food subsidies.
Next we have the Teacher’s Pocket Tax Guide. While most teachers are employees, many don’t know what expenses they may be able to deduct for school supplies they may provide or whether they can deduct for mileage for school trips. Those items and many others are explained.
Then we have a cluster of Pocket Tax Guides aimed at the world of entertainment:
the Film & Video Pocket Tax Guide, the Actor’s Pocket Tax Guide, and the Screenwriter’
s Pocket Tax Guide. The Screenwriter’
s Pocket Tax Guide is an offspring of the Writer’s Pocket Tax Guide which specifically focuses on the income and expenses of those who write for film and television. The Actor’s Pocket Tax Guide leads actors for stage or screen through the wilds of tax forms. It is especially useful for the “starving actor” who may be able to claim the performing artist deduction. The Film & Video Pocket leads producers on a safari through the insane world of the tax treatment of movie and television projects. Does the “income forecast method” or the “domestic deduction activities deduction” have your head spinning? This Pocket Tax Guide will help you out.
For all those new publishers, there is the Publisher’s Pocket Tax Guide which helps small publishers whether they are using traditional printing or print-on-demand to create hardcover or paperback books, or creating only e-books. This guide also discusses magazine publishing.
Each of the e-books in the Pocket Tax Guide series includes in-depth explanations and examples aimed at the specific industry yet each Guide is under 50 pages. Download your copy today to relieve tax season anxiety!