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Business tax deductions, from start-up to success -- learn how to Deduct It!
Completely updated for 2012 returns!
Understanding tax deductions is one of the keys to start-up success. Learn how to make more money for your small business by paying the IRS less -- let Deduct It! show you how to quickly maximize the business deductions you're legally entitled to.
Learn how to make year-round business decisions that will pay off come tax time and avoid IRS problems with this comprehensive book. All the information you need is organized into practical categories featuring common deductions for small business owners, including:
- start-up expenses
- operating expenses
- health deductions
- and many more
This edition is completely updated with all the latest tax information, eligibility requirements, and tax rates for 2012 returns, including substantive updates to the law. Whether your business is just starting or well-established, Deduct It! is indispensable to your venture.
"Offers basic information and examples in plain English on how businesses are taxed and how to maximize deductions that the IRS considers legitimate." Reference & Research Book News
About the Author
Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, including Tax Deductions for Professionals, Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide and Home Business Tax Deductions — plus many other legal and business books. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California. After time in government and private practice, he became a full-time legal writer.
Table of Contents
Your Tax Deduction Companion
1 Tax Deduction Basics
2 Are You Really in Business?
3 Start-Up Expenses
4 Business Operating Expenses
5 Deducting Long-Term Assets
7 Office Expenses
8 Car and Local Travel Expenses
9 Business Travel
10 Meal and Entertainment Expenses
11 Hiring Workers
12 Retirement Deductions
13 Medical Expenses
14 Additional Deductions
15 Record Keeping and Accounting
16 Claiming Tax Deductions for Prior Years
17 Staying Out of Trouble With the IRS
18 Help Beyond This Book