An Introduction to Sales Taxes for Authors

Many authors know about the obligation to pay personal taxes (if you don’t, you’ve been under a rock for far too long), but confusion often reigns when it comes to sales tax issues. Today, let’s take a look at when authors might (and might not) have to collect and pay sales tax on book sales. Sales Taxes (and Rules) Vary by State and Jurisdiction Unfortunately, there is no “one-size-fits-all” rule about sales taxes (except that you’ll have to pay penalties if you don’t collect and remit them when due). Each individual who sells products (including books) is responsible for knowing and obeying applicable tax laws.

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Culling the Herd…And Finding Myself in the Pages

I love books. This probably comes as no surprise, considering that my two “day jobs” involve writing them and working with people who write (and publish) them. My name is Susan, and I’m a book addict. Fortunately, the KonMari method doesn’t require me to shed any specific number or percentage of my beloved books. In fact, the beloved ones don’t have to go anywhere. Instead, I have to pick up each book (without reading them–a requirement that has proven more challenging than I expected) and decide whether or not I have a “connection” to it that merits returning it to the shelf. When I started, I didn’t

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