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    Tax Preparation for Writers

    by  • January 24, 2013 • business, taxes • 0 Comments

    This morning I saw a young man dressed in a long green toga wearing a a statue of liberty hat and holding a sign for Liberty Tax.  That can mean only one thing: it’s tax time. It’s the wonderful time of year when we all whimper at the pile of paperwork and forms demanding...

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    Receipts and Whiney Muses

    by  • February 19, 2012 • business, muses, taxes • 1 Comment

    “I’m bored,” my Muse whines. “When will you be finished?” “Taxes take time. I have to get this right,” I say. “But you’re not doing your taxes yet. You’re just totaling receipts.” “These receipts tell me how much money Medusa’s Muse has earned.” “And lost.” She slumps into a chair. I scowl at her....

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    Where to get a 1099 Misc form

    by  • January 30, 2012 • taxes • 2 Comments

    Completely forgot to order 1099 forms from the IRS. Sorry Laura, your paperwork is going to be a bit late. If you need a 1099 form, you have to order it directly from the IRS. Here is the link to the forms page on the IRS website. Do not print the example you’ll find if you...

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    It’s Tax Time. Do you know where your receipts are?

    by  • January 25, 2012 • taxes • 0 Comments

    The H and R Block office has reopened and there are signs all over town announcing deals on tax preparation. That can mean only one thing: it’s tax time. The wonderful time of year when we all whimper at the pile of paperwork and forms demanding our immediate attention, realizing we’ve lost most of...

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    Who let all this press business pile up?

    by  • July 17, 2010 • business, taxes • 2 Comments

    Oh yeah, that would be me. Sigh… Grad school has been bad for business. There is a mountain of Medusa’s Muse business that has been needing my attention for at least three months, and now that school is over and I’m supposedly on vacation (what’s that?), I am spending all my free time doing...

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    1099 Misc for Royalty Payments

    by  • January 27, 2009 • business, taxes • 3 Comments

    Heads up all you publishers. If you’ve paid your authors more than $10.00, you need to give them IRS Form 1099 Miscellaneous. The due date is Feb. 1, and here’s the fun part: you can’t download the form from the IRS website. I just went to the site and found the PDF which stated...

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