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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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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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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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Already Filed Your Freelance Taxes? Here’s When to File an Amended Return

The big news on the tax front from last week was that the individual tax deadlines for federal and some state income taxes were extended to May 17, 2021. New York State is one of the states which chose to extend the deadline in keeping with the IRS decision to do so—be sure to check […]

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The IRS Just Extended the Deadline to May 17—Here’s What You Need to Know

The IRS announced yesterday that the deadline for individual taxes is now extended to May 17—giving you an extra month to file your return. If you are experiencing a bit of déjà vu, that’s likely because last year they did the same thing, but the deadline was pushed out to until mid-July. Here are the […]

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Unemployment Income? Here's What It Means for Your Freelance Taxes

A key part of The CARES Act for freelancers was the ability for the self-employed to apply for unemployment benefits to offset income lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. However, what may not be clear to many people who are receiving unemployment payments, often for the first time […]

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Catch These Year-End Freelance Tax Deductions Before Dec. 31

There are only a few weeks left until the end of the year, which means your window for leveraging last-minute tax deductions for 2019 is rapidly closing. Here’s the run-down on what you can do to snag these tax-saving deductions for your freelance business before the ball drops on Dec. 31. Measure up your home […]

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Check Out the IRS’s New Freelancer-Friendly Estimated Tax Tool

It’s no secret that the freelance and gig economy is growing, which means more self-employed people who must pay taxes. This fact hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) which, of course, has a special interest in ensuring that self-employed individuals pay all the taxes they are obligated to in a timely fashion. […]

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Tax Exemptions, Deductions and Credits—Last Minute Advice for Your Freelance Tax Return

With just a few weeks left to file your freelance taxes, there’s no time to waste when it comes to completing your return. Given all of the changes that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (a.k.a. tax reform) has brought with it, you may be left feeling unsure about how tax deductions and tax credits […]

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Breaking Freelance Tax News! The IRS Lowers Safe Harbor Threshold for 2018 Taxes

If you were paying attention to your tax situation in January of this year, you may have heard that the IRS is offering a reprieve to some taxpayers when it comes to penalties for the late payment of estimated taxes. Now, less than month before the tax deadline the IRS has announced that it is […]

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