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A 90-Day Plan to Get On Top of Your Freelance Finances (Once and For All!)

Being self-employed is not for the faint of heart, or for those who are faint about their finances. Sadly, studies have shown time and again that a key contributor to freelance business failure is a lack of financial organization. Fortunately, if you’re proactive, you can get on top of your finances and be successful over […]

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Website Designer or Software Developer? You Could Qualify for This Sales Tax Exemption

The last quarter of the year is a time when savvy freelance business owners look at upgrading their computer systems in order to take advantage of tax relief related to capital expenditures and/or equipment depreciation. If you’re planning to purchase a new computer system soon, there’s also a sales tax saving opportunity that you should […]

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The Top Tax Tips Every Software Developer and IT Professional Should Know

If you’re an independent software developer or a self-employed IT professional, having knowledge of key tax issues relevant to your business is critical to your success. Take note of the following tax tips to stay in compliance from our nyc cpa, mitigate unnecessary tax burdens and avoid tax penalties. Evolve your entity structure with your […]

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NYC Freelancers - Sign the Freelance Isn't Free Petition Now!

Our friends at Freelancer's Union have some important news for us to share with you, so we are passing it along in this post. The Freelance Isn’t Free Act is first-of-its-kind legislation that would protect freelance workers in New York City against client nonpayment. With majority support in City Council, the legislation is poised to […]

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Estimated Taxes on Autopilot or Not Even Airborne? Take Control Before September 15

The next estimated tax deadline is coming up in short order on September 15. If you’re one of the many freelancers who tend to put estimated tax payments on autopilot, or never even get them off the ground, it’s time to take the wheel again and make sure that you remain in control of your […]

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Excelsior Jobs Program Offers Tax Credits for Software and Video Game Developers

New York State’s Excelsior Jobs Program provides job creation and investment incentives to companies in specific industries including biotechnology, clean-technology, green technology, financial services. More recently the program was expanded to include entertainment, music, and video game production. In a nutshell, the Excelsior Jobs Program provides tax credit incentives for specified businesses in New York […]

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Start Spreading the News…New York State Expands Tax Credit for Musical Productions

New York City has long been recognized as the epicenter for American musical productions, however, legislators recently passed a bill to support the growth of this industry in other parts of New York State as well. Known as the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit, this law  encourages music and theatrical production companies to conduct […]

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Work + Play = Vacation Season Tax Deductions

Summer. It’s the perfect time to get away from it all for a few days, or preferably, longer. Of course, when you’re running a freelance business, it’s almost impossible to get completely away unless you throw your iPhone out the car window on your way to your destination (not suggesting that you do this, of […]

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Software Engineer or Designer? Check Out the Toptal Community

We're always on the lookout for new resources to help freelancers grow their businesses, so we want to share this one with you. If you're a freelance software designer or software engineer and you're looking to expand your network of potential new clients and project collaborators, check out Toptal.com. In addition to creating a profile […]

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It’s Summer and the Billing is Not Easy: Tips to Avoid a Cash Flow Crunch

Summer—it’s a great time to take a vacation and let things slow down a little on the work front. At least that’s what your clients are thinking. Having a slow month or two is to be expected as part of the whole freelancing gig and sometimes the downtime is a good thing. A good thing […]

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