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.

" Be your own boss -- easily, efficiently and successfully -- with this bestseller! Whether you're an independent contractor, freelancer or consultant, or considering self-employment, it all adds up to the same thing: You need to be more aware of laws and taxes than the average person. Fortunately, Working for Yourself provides everything you need to stay on top of it all. An independent contractor himself, attorney Stephen Fishman shows you everything you need to know to: - meet business start-up requirements - pick a business structure - set up home or outside offices - obtain permits and licenses - price your services or products - qualify for independent contractor tax treatment from the IRS - make the most of tax deductions - establish sound business relationships - put important agreements in writing - keep good records in case of an audit - get paid in full and on time This edition is completely revised to provide the up-to-date information you need, including current tax rates and legal rules for contractors. Whether you already work for yourself or are thinking about making the move, Working for Yourself will help make sure you do it right"

Editorial Reviews
  • 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
About the Author

Stephen Fishman is the author of many Nolo books, 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. 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.

Product Details

Author:  Stephen Fishman
ISBN:  1413319815
Publisher:  NOLO
Publish Date:  February 24, 2014
Pages:  554 pages
Dimensions:  1.3" H x 8.9" L x 6.9" W (1.9 lbs) 

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

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