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Last-Minute Tax Tips for Crafty Businesses

Remember when I told you about the upcoming tax e-book (and posted that sexy GIF of Jensen Ackles…I’ll wait here while you go watch for that for a bit)…

Anyways, the e-book? IT’S HERE.


Tax Tips for Crafty Businesses

Salvaging what you can from last year

…and better preparing for next


When you are running your own business–especially when it’s a side-hustle–there are certain things you are going to be short of: time, money…and patience for scouring the IRS website. As more sellers are jumping into the business of selling their crafts, you will find more tips online for how to file your taxes. This is fantastic news and I recommend you read (and save for re-reading) as many of these articles as you can.


The deadline to file is nearly upon you. Maybe you haven’t been as diligent as you should have about saving your receipts, tracking shipping costs, or watching what you spend on your business. Maybe you didn’t even know that this stuff was tax-deductible.

So on April 14th (or right before the end of each quarter, as the case may be), you rush to file, plug in your sales figures, and then choke when you see how much you owe the government. You can pull up a million perky articles (decorated with owls, no doubt) about how to file taxes for your business…

But what you need is a quick and dirty guide to help you figure out what to do now.

Tax Tips for Crafty Businesses Page

This is a 20-page easy-to-read guide that covers the following topics:

  • Finding documentation even when you haven’t been keeping track all year
  • Deductions you may not have thought of
    • …which boils down to offsetting some of that profit on your taxes
  • What you should really be doing with your receipts
  • Mileage and its place in the (small) business world
  • How to track your business expenses properly
  • Tips for making sure next year is smoother

Also, you’ll receive a formatted spreadsheet for tracking all of these expenses you find all along the way (and sales, because we’re all about tracking and documenting from here on out, right?).

The best part?

It’s totally free.

Because wouldn’t that be silly if I’m trying to help you save money, but then I charge you for that help? I hate that kind of logic. No, it’s free.

Here’s what I ask in return: subscribe to my monthly newsletter (also free, of course). That’s it.

Once a month, you will receive an email that will say something like, “Here are the top posts for this month.” And then it will have the top five posts from the month. It’ll be the least obnoxious newsletter you’ll ever receive. And the second best part? You can totally unsubscribe if you don’t like it. You could even unsubscribe right after you get the e-book. Crap, I didn’t think that through.

(Just kidding, I did. It’s cool.)


To download the free e-book, enter your email address. You’ll receive an email with the link to download the e-book in a PDF format.

You will also be automatically subscribed to my monthly newsletter. However, as I mentioned, you can unsubscribe to that at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe button at the bottom of all of the emails.

3 Responses to “Last-Minute Tax Tips for Crafty Businesses”

  1. jan prince says:

    we just started our small vintage business.wanted some advice on taxes but its tax one to ask right now.thanx

  2. Stacey says:

    I found you via ShareDenver!

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