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Suddenly Self-Employed? Key Tips for Combining W-2 & 1099 Income

Given the focus in May on National Small Business Week, (May 1 to 7) and the end of the tax filing season, if you find yourself transitioning from regular wage-earning employment income (reported on a W-2) to self-employment (tracked by those who pay you on a 1099), or a combination of both income streams, you […]

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Tax Day isComing! Can’t Make the April 18 Deadline? File an Extension for Freelance Taxes Now to Avoid Fines and Penalties

Missing documents? Mega-busy calendar? If you’re like many freelancers you have more than enough on your plate to keep you busy all day every day, without the added burden of tax preparation. However, the IRS doesn’t take kindly to missed tax filing deadlines, which is why you need to file your taxes by the April […]

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Crowdfunding for Your Freelance Business? Be Prepared to Report and Pay Tax on the Contributions.

What better way to fund your next big freelance endeavor than through crowdfunding? All it takes is a little effort on your part and you can rake in some cash “gifts” and “goodwill contributions" to help you move your vision forward, right? While this is true from a purely business development perspective, what isn’t true […]

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Cashing In on Crypto? Getting to Know HIFO! It Can Save You Significant Tax Dollars

If you are holding bitcoin in your virtual currency portfolio, you need to be aware of the HIFO (highest in, first out) tax loophole which could save you significant amounts of cash by reducing your tax burden on cryptocurrency capital gains. Here Is How HIFO Works for Bitcoin and Other Virtual Currency Investments: As you […]

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Freelance Businesses Claiming the Employer Retention Credit Now Face an Increase in Taxable Income

The Employer Retention Credit (ERC) was first introduced in 2020 as part of the U.S. government’s relief for small businesses who were adversely affected by the pandemic and was also made available in 2021 to employers who kept employees on their payroll during Covid-19. The bad news: if you applied for the ERC in 2020 […]

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Is the IRS Backlog Affecting Your Freelance Business? This Advice Can Save You Headaches and Hassles

Although it is almost the midpoint of the tax filing season for 2021 returns, the IRS is lagging seriously behind on processing 2020 returns, to the point that the delay in processing returns from prior years and issuing refunds is so dire that many freelancers and business owners have been waiting to resolve their IRS […]

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The 2022 Freelancer’s Guide to Gig Economy Taxes

The gig economy is gearing up and if you have been a freelancer for any length of time, you are helping to drive it forward. Congratulations on your success! However, it is critical not to lose sight of the tax obligations that come with operating as an independent contractor or freelancer in the gig economy, […]

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Notable Tax Updates for Freelancers in 2022

We are living in a world where things seem to be changing every day and it can be easy to be confused as to what you should or shouldn't do. Don't make tax season a headache and know if your deadlines, or income threshold for marginal tax rates has changed. Tax Due Dates for 2022 […]

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The 2022 Freelancer’s Guide to Gig Economy Taxes

The gig economy is gearing up and if you have been a freelancer for any length of time, you are helping to drive it forward. Congratulations on your success! However, it is critical not to lose sight of the tax obligations that come with operating as an independent contractor or freelancer in the gig economy, […]

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What's new for freelancers in tax year 2022?

Do you use apps like PayPal, Venmo, or Square to accept freelance business payments? If so, you’ll need to pay close attention to the new tax reporting changes affecting these platforms that go into effect this month, especially if you do a significant amount of business through them.  In an effort to reduce the amount […]

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