Working for Yourself (Paperback)

Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants

By Stephen Fishman

NOLO, 9781413319811, 554pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2014

List Price: 39.99*
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Start your business off on the right foot

Ready to be your own boss? Congratulations This book provides all the legal and tax information you need.

Whether you need to draft a contract, price your services, maximize your tax deductions, or sort out your benefits options, we've got you covered. Find out how to:

-determine how much to charge your clients
-write legally binding contracts and letter agreements
-qualify for independent contractor tax treatment
-make the most of your tax deductions
-get benefits (including health coverage)
-keep accurate records in case you get audited
-make sure you're paid in full and on time

The 9th edition is completely revised to provide the up-to-date information you need, including recent changes in tax law and new benefit options available through Obamacare.

About the Author

Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, most recently Tax Deductions for Professionals. Other titles include Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business Taxes, Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide and Home Business Tax Deductions: Keep What You Earn--plus many other legal and business books. He received his law degree from the University of Southern California and after time in government and private practice, became a full-time legal writer.