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Should Freelancer’s Opt-In to New York’s New Pass-through Entity Tax?

Recent changes in the federal state and local tax (SALT) deduction are having a ripple effect in New York and several other states, too. This may impact your freelance business because New York State (NYS), among others, is now instituting a new irrevocable pass-through entity tax to offset the shortfall they are experiencing on revenue […]

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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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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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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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The Self-Employment Tax Wage Threshold is Rising. Time to Change Your Freelance Business Entity?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced an increase to the maximum amount of wages subject to the old age, survivors, and disability insurance (OASDI) tax. The wage threshold for these taxes will increase to $142,800 in 2021 up from $137,700 in 2020. The OASDI tax rate is 6.2%, Self-employed freelancers will pay these taxes at […]

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How the IRS Final Rule on Entertainment and Meal Deductions May Impact Your Freelance Taxes

The major changes to entertainment and meal expense deductions brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in 2017 may be a distant memory for many freelancers, but the IRS is still in the process of finalizing them, a move which may impact your tax obligations. The original guidance under the TCJA essentially […]

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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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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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The Tax Gift Every Freelancer Should Give Themselves Before December 31

Thanksgiving is just around the corner…which means the holiday season is about to kick into high gear with food, festivities and for many of us, giving gifts to family and friends. While being generous to others at this time of year is certainly in keeping with the spirit of the season, consider gifting yourself with […]

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