Pay your taxes like the rich.

51PYxmmqqGL._AA300_In a recent post called “How to be a side-gigger” I noted that the four books mentioned in the article would eventually go up as giveaways.

Here’s the first one: “Outsmarting the System: Lower Your Taxes, Control Your Future and Reach Financial Freedom.”  

Written by former IRS auditor Anthony Campidonica, the slim volume explains several ways that ordinary people can use a group of tax benefits, i.e., those for the self-employed. You could be an entrepreneur (full- or part-time), a landlord or an investor.

What if you don’t have the wherewithal to open a store, buy a rental property or invest like the pros? Start small, the author advises. Sell your expertise or a product on the side vs. quitting your day job and diving in. Or save up for that foreclosure or repo and go the renovation-and-rental route in your off hours.

“All taxpayers…should have a small business to take advantage of the tax laws like the rich do,” says Campidonica.

His book is a good introduction to advantages you’ve probably never dreamed existed. I am now a limited liability corporation and I’m quite happy with some of the benefits that go along with the deal.


Campidonica has donated an extra copy of the book for this week’s giveaway, so that means two winners this week. Yay!

To enter:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline to enter is 7 p.m. PST Tuesday, March 18. If I don’t hear back from the winners by 10 p.m. PST Wednesday, March 19I’ll pick a new winner. So if you enter, be sure to check your e-mail.

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  1. Barbara A

    I would really like to win this book, thanks Donna! Hope that you are having a great time on vacation!

  2. Please pick me. You give away some great books!

  3. Christine P

    Sounds great! 🙂

  4. Christine P

    Email subscriber 😀

  5. Christine P

    Facebook follower, too! Have a great weekend, Donna!

  6. Ro in San Diego

    email subscriber

  7. Ro in San Diego

    Facebook follower too. I would love to win! Have a great vacation

  8. I would love this book! It sounds very useful.

  9. I won some great earrings a while back, but would love to win this book also.

  10. Tina in NJ

    I’ve been following you around various gigs for a while now. Glad I found you here. Enjoy your FL vaycay.

  11. Would love to win this book – love your column – thank you!

  12. Cathy in NJ

    This sounds like a great book to have:)

  13. Terri M

    This would be a great read! Thanks for the opportunity to try and win it! Love your articles!

  14. Barbara Mattoon

    I would love to lower my tax bill!

  15. I would love this book!

  16. I’d love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. local Joe

    Sounds like something I could use, just started working as a contractor.

  18. Veronica

    I could really use THIS book!

  19. Veronica

    I subscribe via RSS

  20. Veronica

    I also subscribe via email.

  21. I would love to read the book and reduce my taxes.

  22. [waves hand] Pick me! I found you via Liz Weston, added your excellent blog to my RSS feed, and would love to lower my taxes!

  23. Mirabella

    I’ll do my best Arnold Horshak imitation:

    **wave raised hand frantically** Ooh! Ooh ooh!

  24. THANKS for the chance to win!

  25. email subscriber

  26. facebook follower

  27. This book would be great!

  28. I subscribe to you via e-mail.

  29. Would love to win this book! We have rental properties but are selling them. We are now thinking of having a seasonal shop selling craft items. Have to stay busy as we are aging!

  30. Love your blog and would like to read this book! I subscribe via email.

  31. This book sounds very interesting. I might learn something!

  32. Receive your emails

  33. Follow on Twitter

  34. Like on Facebook

  35. rosarugosa

    Sounds like a worthwhile read!

  36. I would love to win this book!

  37. I follow on FaceBook. Would love a copy of this book.

  38. I’d love to have this book!

  39. Sounds like a good book

  40. email subscribe

  41. Kimberly

    Email subscriber…

  42. Kimberly

    The book sounds like a great addition to our financial freedom plan…

  43. I’d like to win a copy of this book – thanks for the chance!

  44. I subscribe by email.

  45. I follow on twitter.

  46. Deb Coy

    Liked on Facebook and email.

  47. I’m looking into a side gig during retirement to give me a cushion. Would love to win this book.

  48. Elizabeth V.

    Side-gigging has always helped me at tax time, but I know I’m an amateur. Would love to get this book & learn more!

  49. I would love to win this! very informative!

  50. enjoythejourney

    Sounds kind of fun to have a side gig. Speaking of fun, hope you’re having loads with your dad and sis in Florida.

  51. phillip

    Email subscriber, welcome to Florida, sooner or later it will warm up down here.

  52. With taxes soaring in my state at every level, need to learn how to lower them any way the IRS allows. Thanks for the giveaway.

  53. I follow you on email.

  54. I follow you on Twitter. Last comment should have said that I *subscribe* via email. Sorry about that.

  55. Tracy Stone

    I’d like to have this book. Make more money, pay less taxes. There’s a deal!
    Hope you’re having fun! Haven’t checked the weather, but I can’t imagine it being too bad.

  56. Sounds like something I need to read!

  57. Candace Womack

    Follow you on Facebook. Thanks!

  58. This would be a useful book to win trying to turn a hobby into (something of a) side business

  59. This sounds really interesting!

  60. I follow on Facebook.

  61. You’re in my feed reader.

  62. this sounds like a great book!

  63. following on twitter @oshkoshbgosh321

  64. i like you on facebook

  65. Melissa F

    enter me too, thanks!

  66. Melinda

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. Melinda

    I follow you on Facebook!

  68. Kim Kelley

    Count me in!

  69. I could really use this (coming into retirement). I promise to pass it along!

  70. This sounds like a great book, I would sure love it!

  71. Caroljean

    This book sounds like what I need and it would be nice to win it.

  72. Caroljean

    E-mail subscriber – sure would like to win this!

  73. Caroljean

    I also follow on Face book, another chance to win please.

  74. There is very little I know about this topic. I’d love to read and learn!

  75. I get your emails

  76. I follow your tweets (moeyshay)

  77. Good giveaway!

  78. I’m just exploring the wonderful world of side-gigging & could use a handy but not overwhelming guide!

  79. Terri M

    I follow you on Facebook!

  80. Beverley

    I am intrigued and interested in this. Would love to win a copy.
    Thank you and Mr Campidonica for offering it.

  81. Beverley

    I receive your posts by email.

  82. Beverley

    And I follow you on FaceBook!

  83. Lorraine d.

    this book is just what I need, please put me in the drawing, Thanks!

  84. stephanie grambau

    I would love to win this book!

  85. Catherine

    Would be a great read.


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