Stephen Fishman


Stephen Fishman has dedicated his career as an attorney and author to writing useful, authoritative, and recognized guides on business, taxation, and intellectual property matters for small businesses, entrepreneurs, independent contractors, and freelancers. He is the author of over 20 books and hundreds of articles, and has been quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and many other publications. Among his books are Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide, Deduct It! Lower Your Small Business TaxesTax Guide for Short-Term Rentals: Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and Moreand Working for Yourself: Law and Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants, published by Nolo.  You can visit Stephen’s website at

Articles By Stephen Fishman

Affordable Care Act Tax Credits: The Pay Back Requirements For Underestimating Annual Income
The IRS will go easy on you if you underestimate your annual income for 2020 and receive higher premium assistance payments than you were entitled to. But the rules get tougher for 2021 and later.
Is Unemployment Insurance Taxable Income?
Do you have to pay income tax on unemployment benefits?
How to Take Advantage of The Business Meal Tax Deduction
IRS clarifies that business meals are still deductible under the latest tax rules.
COVID-19 Vaccination Tax Credits for the Self-Employed and Employers
Will the government pay you to get COVID-19 vaccinated?
Deducting the Cost of PPE From Your Taxes
Have you purchased PPE to help stop the spread of COVID-19? You might be able to deduct the cost from your taxes.
How to Form a Corporation in Texas
To form a corporation in Texas, you need to take the steps set forth below.
Retirement Tax Changes in the Cares Act
In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, tax law changes make it easier to take money out of--or keep money in--retirement accounts.
How to Form a Corporation in Connecticut
To form a corporation in Connecticut, you need to take the steps set forth below.
How to Form a Corporation in Missouri
Here is everything you need to know to incorporate in Missouri.
New Savings Accounts (ABLE) for Disabled People
Learn about the tax-advantaged savings account: the ABLE Account.