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Short on info, long on opinion
on January 22, 2008
There's very little factual substance to this book. Rather than giving detialed information on the tax consequences for specific actions and deductions, the book just tells you what you should and should not do, and in a few cases the author's opinion is presented too strongly (i.e., rather than explain the potential long-term tax savings that can be attained by incoroprating in business friendly states such as Nevada and Delaware, the author outlines the cost of having your mail forwarded from these states to your own and instructs you not to incorporate out of state becuase of the couple hundred bucks of annual forwarding costs. In the long run, you can save alot of money and time by incoroprating in such states.)
Call my sexist if you'd like, but I've noticed that informational books written by women often tend to leave out important factual information and instead contain the female author's opinion states as fact (i.e. "Don't keep money offshore." stated without any factual reasoning, when such a decision could definately benefit some taxpayers.) This book is definately not worth reading. A much better and more detailed tax refrence book would be Deduct It! by Nolo books. All of the information in Deduct It! was presented in depth along with court case studies showing which deduction decisions held up and which did not.