422 Tax Deductions for Businesses and Self-Employed Individuals : You Get a Raise Every Time You Find a Legitimate Tax Deduction
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Publisher: Bell Springs Publishing (August, 1998)
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Use this book ALONG WITH another
Prior reviewers seem to have been disappointed with this book because they expected it to be something that it isn't designed to be. It is an encyclopedia of tax deductions for small businesses. If you're wondering if something is deductible, turn to that page in ths book (deductions are in alphabetical order), and you'll learn whether it's deductible and, if so, what category on your return it should be listed under. There won't be much information about who's eligible to deduct it or what records you need to keep to prove it but it does answer the question I always have of "can I deduct XX?" If you use this along with a general small business tax book, you'll have most of the information you need. I recommend either Kamaroff's Small Time Operator or Jan Zobel's Minding Her Own Business. The JK Lasser small business tax book might be fine too.
Lacks Detailed Content
This book is very vague and general in content. In trying to determine how much of our home office furniture was deductible I looked up "furniture" and the book points you to "Business Assets" and within business assets there is no mention of furniture or like assets. What is written is a short very general list what "might" be deductible. I expected 422 deductions to be "specific deductions" or more importantly "how to determine" the eligibility of deductions. This book is far to vague to understand what is deductible and how to determine the eligibility.
Do you really want a wise guy doing your taxes?
My mental image of Bernard B. Kamoroff is that of the Harry Angel character Mickey Rourke played in Alan Parker's "Angel Heart". (If you haven't seen Angel Heart, 1) you should 2) Harry Angel was a seedy, dim-witted private detective). Although this book contains some useful tips, you have to question the authority of council like (I paraphrase) "If you have paid a legal (sic) bribe then bury the deduction somewhere."
Bernard, if a payment is legal, then it is not a bribe. If a payment is a bribe, than it is not legal: if it were legal, it wouldn't be a bribe, now wouldn't it? It would be a payment and you wouldn't have to fret so.
"J.K. Lasser's Taxes Made Easy for Your Home-Based Business" is superior in every way.
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