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The Latest COVID-19 Relief Package and Your Freelance Taxes

The latest COVID-19 relief bill has become law. The American Rescue Plan Act, was signed by President Joe Biden on Thursday and it contains several tax provisions which may impact your freelance taxes. Below is a summary of the key tax implications to be aware of: 2020 unemployment benefits are tax-free. The first $10,200 in unemployment […]

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A New Form 1099 is Coming...Here's What You Need to Know

There’s a new twist on income reporting that freelancers will need to take note of on their 2020 tax return. The IRS has introduced Form 1099-NEC, a separate form from the standard Form 1099-MISC. This new form is one that you as a freelance business owner should receive from any client you did work for […]

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Freelancer Alert! Temporary Relocation May Impact Your Tax Obligations

The pandemic has been motivating factor in some freelancers moving to avoid being in a hotspot for the virus or to be closer to family. While it can be advantageous to move in some regards, it may also affect your tax situation, so it’s important to know what is considered an actual move and how […]

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IRS Issues New Guidance on Payroll Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

If you were able to get a loan under the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) recently, you should be aware of some important follow-up guidance recently released by the IRS which may impact your taxes. PPP loan forgiveness, self-employment income and your taxes Based on the new PPP guidance available to date (which is fluid and […]

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What Freelancers Need to Know About Payroll Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan fund is now officially tapped out, but if you were able to secure an SBA loan through this program for your freelance business it is important to know how the forgiveness of this loan will work on your 2020 tax return. First, let’s look at what are considered qualified […]

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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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