A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

March 17th, 2004 • Quill Archives
Plan ahead for tax time

If you’re like many writers, you’re reluctant to call yourself a businessperson. After all, what you do is research and report, not crunch numbers. But Julian Block, a New York-area tax attorney, member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and author of the “2004 Tax Guide for Freelance Writers, Artists and Photographers,” says if you don’t plan ahead and think of yourself as a businessperson, you could end up paying Uncle Sam more than is necessary.