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

What Are the Chances of Being Audited?
Find out more about IRS audit rates and the odds of you being audited.
How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affects Employees
Employees lost many valuable job-related tax deductions under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
When U.S. Citizens Living Abroad Owe U.S. Tax
You might not owe any actual tax, but if you're a U.S. citizen, you probably need to file a tax return no matter where you live.
Low IRS Audit Rates Are Deceiving
Don't assume you can get away with cheating on your taxes.
Do You Qualify for the Adoption Tax Credit?
If you're thinking of adopting, don't miss out on this generous tax credit.
Is It Time to Form a Corporation?
Even though the corporate tax rate may be lower than your individual rate doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll save on taxes if you incorporate.
When Does Your Child Have to File a Tax Return?
Learn the rules about when a child must file a tax return because of earned and unearned income.
The Top Tax Deductions for Your Small Business
Using these tax deductions for your small business can save you money.
How to Form a Corporation in Kansas
To form a corporation in Kansas, you need to take the steps listed below. You can also use Nolo's Online Corporation service, which will form a corporation for you with everything you need. 1. Choose a Corporate Name Your corporation's name must be recognizably different from the names of other business
How to Form a Corporation in New Mexico
To form a corporation in New Mexico, you need to take the steps laid out below. To find out what’s required to form a corporation in any other state, see Nolo’s 50-State Guide to Forming a Corporation. 1. Choose a Corporate Name Your corporation's name must be distinguishable from the names of other