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Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants
     

Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants

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by Stephen Fishman
 

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For the more than twenty million Americans who are self-employed and offer their services on a contract basis, Working For Yourself is the book to have. It tells the reader how to: successfully meet business start-up requirements,comply with strict IRS rules, draft solid consulting and independent contractor agreements, get paid in full and on time.Please see

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For the more than twenty million Americans who are self-employed and offer their services on a contract basis, Working For Yourself is the book to have. It tells the reader how to: successfully meet business start-up requirements,comply with strict IRS rules, draft solid consulting and independent contractor agreements, get paid in full and on time.Please see Consultant and Independent Contractor Agreements for all the legal forms and agreements necessary either to work as an independent contractor or consultant, or to run a home-based business.

Editorial Reviews

Des Moines Register
Whether you already work for yourself or are thinking about making the move, Working for Yourself will help make sure it's done right.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
As an independent contractor, you are your boss. This is why Fishman's book is so important.
Leonard Charla
Could well have been called The Independent Contractor Bible... Don't contract independently without it.
Small Press Magazine
Accounting Today
If everything goes well with that new freelance business... then Nolo's Working for Yourself is the only book you'll need.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Walks the reader through the basics of choosing a business form and then deals with start-up concerns, the myriad tax-paying and reporting issues and introductory information on recordkeeping, intellectual property and agreements.
Orange County Register
A comprehensive guide to meeting the requirements for starting as an independent contractor.
Small Press Magazine
Could well have been called The Independent Contractor Bible... Don't contract independently without it.
— Leonard Charla
US News & World Report
A clearly presented, all-around resource.
From the Publisher
"This thorough and well-organized volume will guide individuals through the legal and tax issues that come with the territory. From deciding on legal structures to drafting contracts to collecting payment from deadbeat clients, this is excellent information." Library Journal

“As an independent contractor, you are your boss. This is why Fishman’s book is so important.” New Orleans Times-Picayune

“Covers everything independent contractors need to know."Business Life

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413313314
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
03/10/2011
Edition description:
Eighth Edition
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 10.74(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet 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.

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Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Gang_Chen_LEED_AP_AIA More than 1 year ago
Stephen Fisherman is a prolific author. He has written many books on the subject of law, including: "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."

"Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants" is a well-written and very comprehensive book on the subject of self-employment. It includes 21 chapters, and covers almost every aspect of working for yourself, such as the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, choosing legal form and name of your firm, home office or outside office, licenses, permits, and ID numbers, insurance, pricing and getting paid, taxes, employees and independent contractors, record keeping, accounting, retirement options, copyrights, trade secrets and patents, client agreements, further resources, forms and documents, and sample agreements.

"Working for Yourself: Law & Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants" has over 380 pages. It is a useful and practical book for you if you are thinking about working for yourself.

Gang Chen, Author of "LEED AP Exam Guide" & "Planting Design Illustrated." LEED AP, AIA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a simple read but the value for someone entering the samll business world was great!!! Very usful information and very easy to understand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just setting up a part time consulting business and this book answered many of my questions. Wuick read. Not too detailed but just the correct amount of information
Mama_Ben More than 1 year ago
I can't even count how many times I have recommended this book to new business owners and those thinking of going out on their own. Filled with practical and easy to understand advice.
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