New Book From CCH Gives Practitioners What They Need To Serve Their Self-employed Clients


(Riverwoods, ILL., February 13, 2001) – People who work for themselves have special tax concerns and a need for tax advice that extends throughout the year and touches many facets of their businesses. To help practitioners meet the requirements of these special clients, CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business information and software has published Tax Strategies for the Self-Employed ($89, 467 pages. To order, call CCH at 1-800-248-3248 or visit the CCH online store at

Tax Strategies for the Self-Employed covers all the bases for the tax professional. This comprehensive treatise begins by surveying the basic income tax principles that affect the self-employed, then moves on to more detailed coverage of the many important topics that practitioners must understand to help clients create and execute effective working strategies.

These range from the selection of accounting methods and start-up expenses to automobile and transportation deductions, depreciation, pensions and employee benefits. Rounding out the book's coverage of important income tax topics are chapters on how to avoid hobby classification, passive loss considerations, avoiding the alternative minimum tax and hiring independent contractors.

Three detailed chapters are devoted to the ins and outs of the self-employment tax itself, and the text concludes with an explanation of the special estate tax issues faced by the self-employed.

Throughout the book, extensive citation to the Internal Revenue Code, regulations and relevant cases provides a thorough grounding in authority. Clear examples make the text useful for the practitioner’s office and the classroom alike.

About the Authors

The authors of Tax Strategies for the Self-Employed are three accounting professors who themselves also engage in self-employment.

Julia K. Brazelton, Ph.D., is a professor of accounting at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., with extensive teaching and research experience. Dr. Brazelton is author of A Practical Guide to Tax Issues in Employment as well as numerous articles.

Alan D. Campbell, Ph.D., is a CPA, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Planner and adjunct professor at the St. Leo University Center for Online Learning in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Campbell is the author of many professional articles and of study guides that accompany accounting textbooks.

Sharie T. Dow, MST, is a CPA and also an adjunct professor at the St. Leo University Center for Online Learning in Tampa, Fla. She is a frequent reviewer of continuing professional education courses.

Availability and Pricing

For more information or to order the 467-page Tax Strategies for the Self-Employed, contact CCH at 1-800-248-3248 or visit the CCH online store at Single copy price is $89 plus applicable tax, shipping and handling. Quantity discounts and school adoption pricing are available.


CCH INCORPORATED, headquartered in Riverwoods, Ill., was founded in 1913 and has served four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces more than 700 electronic and print products for the tax, legal, securities, insurance, human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at The CCH Federal and State Tax Group web site can be accessed at

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EDITORS NOTE: For members of the press, a complimentary editorial review copy of Tax Strategies for the Self-Employed is available by contacting Leslie Bonacum at 847-267-7153 or