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Why Every Freelancer Needs Workers’ Compensation Insurance

As a freelancers and self-employed business owner,  you are no doubt extremely busy running from gig to gig, getting the work done, and having  little time left over for yourself.  Like the shoemaker who often goes without their own shoes, you may be neglecting something very important: the need to protect yourself from the financial […]

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Top 5 Tips for Scaling Up Your Freelance Business

Amy M. Bergman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, President, Insight HRM Are you holding back your freelance business from scaling up to the size and scope you want it to be? If you’ve been operating as a freelancer and have maxed out your capacity to take on additional work then you are your greatest asset and your main bottleneck!  […]

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Hot Topic: Can Freelancers Get the Employee Retention Tax Credit?

When the COVID-19 pandemic started hitting Americans hard in spring 2020, and many businesses were required to close locations, some were hit harder than others. Restaurants, bars and entertainment venues were impacted most seriously of all, because aside from delivery services, they couldn’t work remotely as could professional services businesses. Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, […]

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Hot Topic: Can Freelancers Get the Employee Retention Tax Credit?

When the COVID-19 pandemic started hitting Americans hard in spring 2020, and many businesses were required to close locations, some were hit harder than others. Restaurants, bars and entertainment venues were impacted most seriously of all, because aside from delivery services, they couldn’t work remotely as could professional services businesses. Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, […]

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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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