Author: Jonathan Medows, CPA

Amazon is the world’s biggest online retailer, so it’s not surprising that there are millions of people who are making a living as self-employed merchants on the platform. In addition, many freelancers sell their intellectual or creative property through Amazon including books, music, crafts and...

Tax season is here and you may be stressing a little, especially if you haven’t been making regular estimated tax payments on your business profits. If this is the case for you, it’s time to take action this tax year and for the years ahead....

Every year the tax code changes and for 2017, there are a number of important updates that may affect you and your freelance business. To help you get a handle on them, check out this handy Freelancer Tax Checklist. Here are a few of the...

New York State (NYS) is now making the collection of taxpayers’ driver licenses or other state-issued identification (ID) information on electronically filed personal income tax returns mandatory to help deter fraud, following the same practice by the IRS. The fields where the ID information must be...

Paying taxes at the start of the new year – sounds crazy right? This is the ugly truth for freelancers, Airbnb hosts, rideshare drivers, or anyone else earning 1099 income. If you earn self-employment income, you’re expected to stroke Uncle Sam a check four times...

Being a freelancer can be one of the best careers out there. You get to do what you love and get paid while doing it. You’re constantly building, learning and ultimately creating value for your clients. Of course, with the reward of self-employment comes responsibility. You’re...

Do you remember what you were doing on July 31, 2015? It’s very likely that you don’t. So it’s even more likely that you don’t remember what President Obama was doing that day either. (Hint: He signed the highway funding extension bill into law.) Why...