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

Main Author: Fishman, Stephen.
Format: Books Print Book
Language: English
Published: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2008.
Edition: 7th ed.
Table of 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.