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Hit on Your Bike While Riding to a Freelancer Gig? New York No Fault Insurance FAQs

The good news is, if you are hit by a car while biking or walking to a freelance gig, you will have medical insurance and lost income coverage.  You may also be able to recoup any related damages with a lawsuit against the negligent parties. If you were a pedestrian or bicyclist struck by a […]

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Receiving Freelance Income Through Peer-to-Peer Payment Apps? Tax Obligations Apply.

Do you receive payments for your freelance business through peer-to-peer (P2P) payment apps such as Venmo, PayPal and Facebook or other mobile platforms? If so, it’s important to know how income from these apps will impact your freelance taxes. In fact, because of the potential for transactions to “fall through the cracks” of your regular […]

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Looking Ahead: How the American Rescue Plan Affects 2021 Taxes

This is the second of two tax tips providing an overview of ways the American Rescue Plan may affect some people’s 2021 taxes. You can read part one here. Changes expanding EITC for 2021 and beyond New law changes expand the EITC for 2021 and future years. These changes include: More workers and working families […]

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Child & Dependent Care Changes That May Affect Your 2021 Tax Refund

The American Rescue Plan has introduced changes to these key 2021 tax credits related to child and dependent care which can be a valuable way to lower your tax obligations. Child & Dependent Care Credit Increased for 2021 Only In 2021 the amount of the child credit and eligible expenses for child and dependent care […]

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Did You Get a PPP Loan for Your Freelance Business? Request Loan Forgiveness

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been a lifeline for many freelancers and small businesses who experienced a loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year, the program was expanded several times to allow more participants to take part in it and receive funding—the government even made the loans forgivable. This […]

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Did You Claim Unemployment Income on Your 2020 Freelance Tax Return?

Now that the extended tax deadline of May 17 is behind us, it appears the IRS is planning to play catch-up on issuing refunds to eligible taxpayers this week—including for taxes paid on up to $10,200 of 2020 unemployment compensation which, under the American Rescue Plan (ARP), was eventually excluded from taxable income. The $10,200 […]

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Taxes Are Due May 17 - Here’s What To Do If You Can’t Pay Your Tax Bill

You’ve had just over a month longer than usual to file your freelance taxes due to the IRS extension of the annual tax deadline to May 17. However, if you were stressing about paying your tax bill back in April, it’s doubtful that you are feeling more confident about it now. With that said, if […]

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Covid-Era Business Meal Deductions May Take a Bite Out of Your 2021 Freelance Taxes

If you have already filed your freelance taxes for 2020, you may have noticed that your deductions for meal expenses were considerably lower than in past years. While this could be because you had fewer business meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is also attributable to the major changes in entertainment and meal expense […]

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The May 15 Deadline is Almost Here! Freelance Tax Deduction Checklist

The May 15 tax deadline is only a few days away, so there’s no time to waste if you haven’t already filed your taxes. To help you maximize your freelance tax deductions and reduce your 2020 tax bill, here’s a handy checklist. You can also access a full summary in this PDF from CPA for […]

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Freelancers Now Have Until May 17 to Top Up Their 2020 Retirement and HSA Contributions

The IRS recently announced that it is extending the deadline for taxpayers to contribute to their eligible retirement accounts and health savings accounts for the 2020 tax year until May 17, 2021 (the same day that individual tax filings are now due). This means that freelancers have more time to make contributions to their individual […]

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