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Working for yourself : law & taxes for independent contractors, freelancers & consultants

Author: Stephen Fishman
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Nolo, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th editionView all editions and formats
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"Be your own boss--easily, efficiently and successfully--with this bestseller! Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer or consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: You need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person. Fortunately, Working for Yourself provides everything you need to stay on top of it all. An independent contractor himself, attorney
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Genre/Form: Law for laypersons
Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Fishman
ISBN: 9781413319811 1413319815
OCLC Number: 858081086
Description: 554 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Working for yourself : the good, the bad, and the ugly --
Choosing the legal form for your business --
Choosing and protecting your business name --
Home alone or outside office --
Obtaining licenses, permits, and identification numbers --
Insuring your business and yourself --
Pricing your services and getting paid --
Taxes and the self-employed --
Reducing your Income taxes --
The bane of self-employment taxes --
Paying estimated taxes --
Rules for salespeople, drivers, and clothing producers --
Taxes for workers you hire --
Record keeping and accounting made easy --
Safeguarding your self-employed status --
Retirement options for the self-employed --
Copyrights, patents, and trade secrets --
Using written client agreements --
Drafting your own client agreement --
Reviewing a client's agreement --
Help beyond this book.
Other Titles: Law & taxes for independent contractors, freelancers & consultants
Law and taxes for independent contractors, freelancers and consultants
Responsibility: Stephen Fishman, J.D.
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"Be your own boss--easily, efficiently and successfully--with this bestseller! Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer or consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: You need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person. Fortunately, Working for Yourself provides everything you need to stay on top of it all. An independent contractor himself, attorney Stephen Fishman shows you everything you need to know to: meet business start-up requirements; pick a business structure; set up home or outside offices; obtain permits and licenses; price your services or products; qualify for independent contractor tax treatment from the IRS; make the most of tax deductions; establish sound business relationships; put important agreements in writing; keep good records in case of an audit; [and] get paid in full and on time. This edition is completely revised to provide the up-to-date information you need, including current tax rates and legal rules for contractors. Whether you already work for yourself or are thinking about making the move, Working for Yourself will help make sure you do it right"--

"Self-employed? Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer, consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: you need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person. Get all the information you need to know to: obtain permits and licenses comply with strict IRS rules avoid unfair contracts"--

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