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Freelance Businesses Claiming the Employer Retention Credit Now Face an Increase in Taxable Income

The Employer Retention Credit (ERC) was first introduced in 2020 as part of the U.S. government’s relief for small businesses who were adversely affected by the pandemic and was also made available in 2021 to employers who kept employees on their payroll during Covid-19. The bad news: if you applied for the ERC in 2020 […]

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The 2022 Freelancer’s Guide to Gig Economy Taxes

The gig economy is gearing up and if you have been a freelancer for any length of time, you are helping to drive it forward. Congratulations on your success! However, it is critical not to lose sight of the tax obligations that come with operating as an independent contractor or freelancer in the gig economy, […]

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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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Self-Employed? Here’s What You Need to Know About PPP & EIDL Loans

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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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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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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Employee or Independent Contractor? How the Decision May Significantly Impact Your Freelance Finances

A recent ruling by the California Supreme Court made it more difficult for employers to classify their workers as independent contractors in response to criticism by some that companies are not properly classifying independent contractors as employees. This law seeks to tighten the rules regarding worker classification and reignites the debate about when a freelancer […]

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Selling Your Home This Spring? It Could Reduce Your Freelance Taxes

Spring is often when the housing market heats up with home sales generally peaking in May and June. According to an ATTOM Data Solutions report, in the United States,  May is the best month to sell your home based on the higher price premium you are likely to get. June 28 is the best single […]

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Update on Health Insurance Tax Considerations Under Tax Reform

If you are considering dropping your health insurance, given that the current tax penalty for not having coverage will be lifted starting in 2019, you are not alone. According to recent research, the elimination of Obamacare penalties may reduce the number of subscribers to individual and small-group insurance plans by 500,000. Here is a general […]

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Updates on Meal and Entertainment Expense Deductions Are Here

If you are keeping track of the rules related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that are likely to impact you as a freelancer, you’ll want to take note of this one in regard to meal deductions. At the beginning of the year, it looked like the IRS was not going to allow […]

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