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2021 Editions: Taxes Made Simple, Sole Proprietor Taxes, LLC vs S-Corp vs C-Corp

Just a quick note today: the 2021 editions of my three tax books are now available.

For anybody who has not read any of my books before, the idea is for each book in the series to provide a clear, succinct explanation of the topic in question — suitable for an initial introduction. The books do not strive to provide an expert-level depth of material. (People have often compared them to Cliffs Notes for personal finance topics.)

With regard to the paperbacks, please note that Amazon still has copies in stock for the prior editions. And when you click around on the Amazon site, it won’t necessarily direct you to the newest edition. So be careful to check for the 2021 publication date to make sure you’re on the page for the latest version. (The prior-year Kindle editions have been removed, so there shouldn’t be any way to accidentally purchase those.)

Since some people have asked about it recently, there was not a 2020 edition of Taxes Made Simple. Last year was such a whirlwind of tax legislation that every time I got the book to the point where it was almost ready for release, a new piece of legislation was passed, thereby requiring further changes. Eventually it became clear that it would be smarter to give up on the idea of a 2020 edition and begin work on a 2021 edition instead. (Since originally releasing these books in 2008, 2020 was the first year for which I did not manage to publish a new edition for all three of them.)

For More Information, See My Related Book:


Taxes Made Simple: Income Taxes Explained in 100 Pages or Less

Topics Covered in the Book:
  • The difference between deductions and credits,
  • Itemized deductions vs. the standard deduction,
  • Several money-saving deductions and credits and how to make sure you qualify for them,
  • Click here to see the full list.

A testimonial from a reader on Amazon:

"Very easy to read and is a perfect introduction for learning how to do your own taxes. Mike Piper does an excellent job of demystifying complex tax sections and he presents them in an enjoyable and easy to understand way. Highly recommended!"
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