Project Gutenberg: Download 20,000 free books to your smartphone or PDA

Following up my earlier story about loading fiction onto your smart phone, you should be aware of the wonderful Gutenberg Project. This not-for-profit initiative has compiled electronic versions of over 20,000 books, including virtually any classic you can imagine, and offers them free of charge for download in a number of formats.

The volunteer-staffed project began in 1971, making it the first and longest-lived effort to distribute literature in electronic form. The offerings are either out of copyright or done with the permission of the copyright holder. The books are available in a number of open-source formats including HTML, readable in any browser.

The Gutenberg project has expanded its offerings beyond books, too, now offering audio books, music, sheet music, and video. If you have a hankering for some classic lit and a screen to read it on, the project is ready to hook you up.

Maximizing Tax Deductions for the Business Use of Your Car

The business use of your car can be one of the largest tax deduction you can take to reduce your business income. This is a big, big deal. Why two “bigs”? Because your business income is used to calculate two taxes: your personal income tax and your self-employment tax (the amount you pay into Social Security and Medicare as the “owner” of your rideshare business). Maximizing your deduction for the business use of your car will help you minimize these taxes.

Read More

Brought to you by TurboTax.com

Tax Deductions for Jury Duty Pay and Expenses

If you served jury duty, you may have received pay from the court for your time. If so, that income is taxable and you must report it at tax time. You may also have incurred expenses to perform your civic duty, which the court may have reimbursed you for. This also counts as income. How you handle jury duty pay and expenses can depend on your employment and the expenses you incurred to attend jury duty.

Read More

Brought to you by TurboTax.com

Do Chapter Sub S Corps File Personal Tax Returns?

Although perceived as a mix between a corporation and partnership, S corporations are required to file annual tax returns.

Read More

Brought to you by TurboTax.com

What Are Itemized Tax Deductions?

When it comes to reducing your taxable income, itemizing your deductions can really maximize your tax savings.

Read More

Brought to you by TurboTax.com
Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.