Offering clear information on taxes and business to micro business owners, homeschool nonprofit organizations and  writers!

I’m Carol Topp a retired CPA (Certified Public Accountant) specializing in taxes for writers, micro business consulting (especially for teenagers), and nonprofit consulting, especially for homeschool organizations. Carol Topp 1.5 in sq 300 dpi

I semi-retired in June 2022 and no longer offer accounting services or consultations. My books, blog posts, webinars and articles are still available.

Professional Affiliations

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Ohio since 2000


Taxes for Homeschool Business Owner.

This ebook is a great resource for tutors or teachers for a homeschool program paid as an Independent Contractor, Classical Conversations(R) Directors, CC tutors, coaches, musicians, artists, etc. hired to teach at a homeschool co-op.

The ebook is 60 pages long and contains chapters on Business Start Up, LLC status, Tax Deductions, Tax Forms, Paying Yourself and Others, Businesses Using Churches and Should My Homeschool Program Be a Nonprofit?

Available at HomeschoolCPA.com/TAXESHSBIZ

Business Q&A for CC Directors: Answers You Need to Run Your CC Business

This 50 page ebook is a collections of questions CC Directors have asked the HomeschoolCPA, Carol Topp, CPA over the past few years.

Carol answers each question and cover topics such as:  LLC status, nonprofit, ministry or business, checking accounts, record keeping, relationship with your church-host: taxes for the church, tax forms to file, 1099-NEC, tax deductions and Independent Contractor or employee classification.

Written in an easy to understand question and answer format.

Available at Business Q&A for CC Directors

Business Tips and Taxes for Writers Update 2018Information in a Nutshell: Business Tips and Taxes for Writers.

Clear information on unclear topics such as business structure, taxes, record keeping and sales for freelance writers, authors and self-publishers. “Essential for setting up your business, minimizing your mistakes, and maximizing your profits!”

Updated for new tax law changes!

Read more at TaxesForWriters.com

Micro Business for Teens book series. The first two books, Starting a Micro Business and Running a Micro Business will help a teenager launch a successful micro business. The third book, Money and Taxes in a Micro Business, helps the micro business owner to stay successful.

The Micro Business for Teens Workbook accompanies the books and helps a student apply what he or she has learned.

Available at MicroBusinessForTeens.com/products

Books for homeschool leaders


  • Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out,
  • The IRS and Your Homeschool Organization
  • Money Management in a Homeschool Organization
  • Paying Workers in a Homeschool organizations

are all written to help homeschool leaders start and run a homeschool organization.

Learn more at HomeschoolCPA.com


I hosted a podcast originally called The Dollars and Sense Show, but now called the Homeschool Leader podcast at Ultimateradioshow.com/dollars-sense/

Magazine Articles

I took a writing class in the winter of 2005 (during tax season, what was I thinking?) and found that I enjoy writing magazine articles including:

  • Pursuing Their Dreams: Career Exploration for High School Students, published in the Spring 2006 issue of The Old Schoolhouse magazine and at Crosswalk.com.
  • Organizing a Homeschool Group for Success in the Nov/Dec 2006 issue of Home Education Magazine
  • Building a Strong Homeschool Organization for The Old Schoolhouse magazine Winter 2007
  • Insurance for Homeschool Groups for The Old Schoolhouse magazine Winter 2007 issue
  • Teenagers and Taxes for the National Association of Tax Professionals published August 2007
  • Easy Fund Raisers for Homeschool Groups, the Old Schoolhouse magazine
  • Conflict in a Homeschool Group for  The Old Schoolhouse magazine Winter 2009/10 issue
  • The Best Micro Businesses for Teens for  The Old Schoolhouse magazine Fall 2010 issue
  • New Biz on the Block: Starting a Micro Business in Your Neighborhood, Homeschool Enrichment magazine and Crosswalk.com (read it here).

Community Service

I have served on the boards of several local, non-profit organizations, usually as treasurer or on the finance committee, such as these:

  • NEEDS, a 501c3 food pantry and emergency assistance charity, treasurer since 2018
  • Montgomery Community Church Treasurer
  • Church Audit Committee & Trustee
  • PregnancyCare Cincinnati Finance Committee
  • American Heritage Girls, Inc. Finance Director
  • Mason, Ohio Homeschool Co-op Treasurer
  • Student Ministry Team (Youth Group Parent board)