Carol Topp, CPA’s Profile

Carol L. Topp, CPA

Contact Information

Email: Carol @ (remove spaces)



Accounting curriculum, Indiana University, 1995-2000.

BS Engineering Management, Purdue University, 1984


Owner Carol L Topp, CPA , LLC (2000- present) Income in tax preparation, small/micro business consulting, and nonprofit accounting.

Industrial Engineer, US Navy, Naval Avionics Center, Indianapolis, 1985-1995, Cost analysis and estimating


Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Ohio since 2000

Professional affiliations:

Ohio Society of CPAs

National Association of Independent Writers and Editors

National Associations of Tax Professionals



Business Tips and Taxes for Writers (Media Angels), 2012

Micro Business for Teens series (Ambassador Publishing, 2010)

Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out. (Aventine Press, 2008)

Money Management for Homeschool Organizations (self published ebook, 2008)

Tax Exempt 501c3 Status for Homeschool Organizations (self published ebook, 2008)

Paying Workers in a Homeschool Organization (self published ebook , 2009)

Questions and Answers for Homeschool Leaders (self published ebook, 2009)

Teens and Taxes (self published ebook, Jan 2010)


Business Structures in Plain English  Writers Market  2014

(in process) We Loves Sales, But Not Sales Tax  Writers Digest 2014 Guide to Indie Publishing

Business and Tax Tips for 2012 Christian Communicator

Conflict in a Homeschool Group The Old Schoolhouse magazine Winter 2009/10

Organizing a Homeschool Group for Success, Home Education Magazine Nov/Dec 2006

New Biz on the Block: Starting a Micro Business in your neighborhood Home  School Enrichment magazine, Jan/Feb 2010

Pursuing Their Dreams: Career Exploration for High School Students, The Old Schoolhouse magazine and, Spring 2006

Possibilities and Pitfalls of Being a Work at Home Mom The Old Schoolhouse magazine Spring 2008

Teenagers and Taxes, National Association of Tax Professionals August 2007

Websites: Cents and sensibility for families, small businesses and nonprofit organizations Clear information on unclear topics for freelance writers, authors and self-publishers Clearing the confusion about taxes for teenagers and parents Running a micro business without losing your life Assisting nonprofit homeschool organizations.

Public Speaking (contact Carol to arrange a radio interview, podcast or live workshop)

Podcast co-host 

KY Christian Writers Conference 2013

American Association Consumer and Family Sciences 2013

Greater Harvest Workshop (Writers workshop) 2012

Workshop topics include: (visit here for complete descriptions)

How a Book Becomes a Business

Hobby Writing: Pros, Cons and the IRS

Taxes for Authors (or Writers or Self-Published Authors)

Writing as a Ministry

Business Tips for Authors and Publishers (or The Business of Writing)

Authors and the IRS

Money Management for Small Business: Record keeping, taxes and making a profit for micro businesses


Community Service

Montgomery Community Church, Cincinnati, OH, Treasurer

Mason, Ohio Homeschool Co-op Treasurer

PregnancyCare Cincinnati Finance Committee

American Heritage Girls, Inc. Finance Director

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