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 Taxes, Tax Guide for Short-Term Rentals: Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO and More, and Working for Yourself: Law and Taxes for Independent Contractors, Freelancers & Consultants, published by Nolo. You can visit Stephen’s website at www.fishmanlawandtaxfiles.com.
Articles By Stephen Fishman
Learn about the many tax benefits of owning your own home.
You may exclude up to $250,000 per co-owner of your capital gain from tax -- or up to $500,000 for married couples filing jointly.
Here are the steps you need to take to form an LLC in Alaska.
Home improvements can provide certain tax benefits although not tax deductions.
Using these tax deductions for your small business can save you money.
Many taxpayers mistakenly pass up on valuable tax credits you can take for dependents.
A federal employer identification number, or EIN, is a nine-digit number the IRS assigns to businesses for tax filing and reporting purposes. The IRS uses the EIN to identify the taxpayer.
Learn the rules about when a child must file a tax return because of earned and unearned income.
Learn about the many tax deductions available to rental property owners.
In a rare move to simplify life for taxpayers, the IRS created a simplified optional home office deduction.