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FAQs About Economic Impact Payments for Freelancers

Under the recently passed CARES Act, the U.S. government is planning to send out Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to taxpayers meeting certain income requirements. Please note: the IRS is currently working on a website with a portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS. It is not known yet when this portal […]

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What Freelancers Can Expect to Receive from The CARES Act

Today the emergency relief bill, now known as The CARES ( Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, was passed to help bolster the U.S. economy as the country battles the coronavirus. The new law covers a broad cross-section of the economy—including the freelance sector. Of particular note, the relief package gives jobless workers bigger […]

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New IRS “People First” Initiative Provides Additional Tax Relief for Freelancers

The IRS has stepped up to help people facing the challenges of COVID-19 with a number of measures including easing payment guidelines and postponing compliance actions for the initial period of April 1 to July 15, 2020. This is in addition to the extension of the tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020. An important […]

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Coronavirus Tax Relief is on the Way for Freelancers

On Friday, the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced two new refundable tax credits which offer  relief to employees, small and midsize businesses, and the self-employed under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020. How will these credits […]

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IRS Extends Filing Deadline for Tax Returns and Estimated Taxes Until July 15

Things are changing rapidly in our country and this includes tax payment deadlines. While the IRS is working on comprehensive tax relief measures to address the enormous impact of the corona virus, here are the immediate changes all taxpayers need to be aware of: 1.The IRS has extended the filing deadline for federal taxes and […]

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Freelance Tax Returns Still Due April 15, Payments Delayed Until July 15

Things are changing rapidly for the freelance community and this includes tax payment deadlines. While the IRS is working on comprehensive tax relief to address the enormous impact of the corona virus, here are the immediate changes all freelancers need to be aware of: The IRS has extended the payment deadline for federal taxes until […]

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Claiming Virtual Currency Transactions on Your Freelance Tax Return? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re a freelancer who has been active in the virtual currency market over the past few years, there’s a new question on your 2019 personal tax return that you should pay special attention to: “At any time during 2019, did you receive, sell, send, exchange or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual […]

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Four Reasons to File Your Freelance Taxes Early (and When You Should Wait to File Until Tax Day)

The IRS is now open for the business of filing 2019 tax returns. If you are a person who likes to get things done, and you have all of your tax documentation in hand, don’t fight the urge to file early. Even if you have been a procrastinator in years past when it comes to […]

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Freelancers with Discharged Student Loans May Be Eligible for Tax Relief

Do you have a student loan that was recently discharged? If so, you may be eligible for tax relief on the value of the forgiven funds based on new guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Read on to see if you qualify for these tax savings. Typically, the discharge of a federal or […]

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These Deductions Could Trim Your Freelance Taxes by 20%—Or More

Once you have your last estimated tax payment for 2019 taken care of this month (it’s due January 15), it’s time to focus on this year’s freelance tax return. After all, the sooner you get your 2019 taxes filed and out of the way, the sooner you can look forward to any potential refund and […]

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