Book Title:

J.K. Lasser’s From Ebay to Mary Kay: Taxes Made Easy for Your Home Business (J.K. Lasser) (Paperback)
by Gary W. Carter (Author)

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Book Description

The ultimate guide to running a tax-efficient home-based business.

Today, millions of people are making either a full or part-time living selling things on Internet auction sites like eBay. Still more are making a living selling products from their homes-think Mary Kay and Avon. If you’re just entering the home-based or online business arena, you might not be aware of your potential tax liability.

With J.K. Lasser’s From eBay to Mary Kay, leading tax consultant Gary Carter walks you through the challenges of accounting for a home-based business. Topics covered throughout this comprehensive guide include:

  • Can you deduct the use of your home?
  • Are there ways to avoid taxes entirely?
  • What types of taxes might you owe?
  • How do you account for your inventory?
  • What are the rules on collecting sales and use taxes?

The advantages of operating a home-based business are countless, but many owners don’t realize-and are often unprepared to handle-the host of complex tax issues surrounding them. J.K. Lasser’s From eBay to Mary Kay will show you how to account for your home-based business and avoid unnecessary tax trouble.

About the Author

GARY W. CARTER, PHD, MT, cPA, has more than twenty years of tax experience. He has worked as a revenue auditor and tax practitioner, and is currently on the faculty of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Carter also writes, lectures, has a Web site (, and conducts seminars on tax issues pertaining to home-based businesses.