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Author Fishman, Stephen
Title Working for yourself : law & taxes for independent contractors, freelancers & consultants / Stephen Fishman
Publisher Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo, 2011
 Rodman Main Adult  343.0526 F537 2011  8th ed.    AVAILABLE
Edition 8th ed
Descript 360 p. ; 28 cm
Note "Your all-in-one guide to being your own boss"--Cover
"Law and taxes for the one-person business"--Cover, p. [4]
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "Offers the strategies and information needed to become an independent contractor, freelancer or consultant. It explains how to structure a business, negotiate contracts, ensure payments, and understand and pay taxes. The 8th edition includes the most current legal rules for contractors, as well as up-to-date tax information."--Provided by publisher
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
Subject Self-employed -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Self-employed -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Self-employed -- Taxation -- Law and legislation -- United States
Independent contractors -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Independent contractors -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Independent contractors -- Taxation -- United States
ISBN 9781413313314 (pbk.)
1413313310 (pbk.)

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