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The book continues in this massive information manner throughout. Additional chapters tackle accounting methods (cash, accrual or hybrid), explaining how each works, what IRS rules are concerning accounting methods and which may be best for you.
Allowable deductions are also covered in detail. One chapter is completely devoted to Transportation deductions and another explains most common other business deductions such as computers, books, magazines, meals, insurance and retirement plans.
One chapter explains how sale of your home plays into your home office tax reports, another details payment of state, local, self employment and social security taxes, and another even tells you which records you should keep and for how long.
Throughout book, explanations are given as to which IRS forms need to be filled out for which purposes. Carter even devotes one entire chapter to explaining Form 8829 (Expenses for business use of your home) line by line. At end of book he also provides a comprehensive example of a married couple: What their income was and from where, how they reported their income and deductions and so on. Included with example are all forms, filled in, that this couple submitted to IRS for that year.
Every single chapter in this book includes a Notes section at end. The notes' section is an annotated reference list that tells you where to find government laws and codes, free publications, court cases cited in book and more. This information alone is a goldmine of reference material. In addition, there are breakout boxes speckled throughout book to provide working examples of major points being made.
In summary, this book provides an extremely detailed look at legal and monetary side of running a business from your home. It provides a wealth of information on its own, and expands on that to provide comprehensive reference materials for anyone that wants or needs them.
Overall Rating: 5 Stars (out of 5) Pros: You don't have to have a PhD to understand it Cons: Some of information can be overwhelming, especially when references to various IRS form numbers are given. Considering complexity of topic however, author did an excellent job. Recommended: Highly Office Shelf: Reference Availablility: In Stores Now - Check Amazon Price
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