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529 Plans—They’re Not Just for Kids!

If you went to college and you were lucky enough to have a family member help you out with the costs, you may be familiar with what a 529 plan is: a savings vehicle specifically designed for those who need to put money aside to cover the costs of higher education. But you may be […]

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From the Frequently Asked File...Answers to Tax Questions Every Freelancer Needs to Know

Savvy freelancers know that proper tax planning can provide significant financial benefits that contribute to business growth. In this spirit, take note of these answers to frequently asked tax questions which can help to position your business for success: 1. Should I use a software system to track my freelance finances? Yes. Managing your tax […]

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How the President’s Proposed Tax Changes Could Affect Your Freelance Business

The President recently unveiled his administration’s long-awaited tax reform proposal called the “2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs.” As it stands, the preliminary plan features significant tax cuts and a sweeping simplification of the tax code. How could these potential changes impact your personal and freelance business taxes? Consider the following overview […]

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Use a “Marathon” Mindset to Lower Your Freelance Taxes

If you filed your taxes on time this year, you may be breathing a sigh of relief about not having to think about them again until next April. Before you wipe any traces of tax-induced sweat off your brow completely though, consider this: Sprinting to the IRS Tax Day finish line on an annual basis […]

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New Identification Requirement for New York State Taxpayers Aims to Fight Fraud

New York State (NYS) is now making the collection of taxpayers’ driver licenses or other state-issued identification (ID) information on electronically filed personal income tax returns mandatory to help deter fraud, following the same practice by the IRS. The fields where the ID information must be input appear in the Authentication Header section of the […]

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Heads Up! Tax Deadlines—They Are A Changin’ in 2017

Do you remember what you were doing on July 31, 2015? It’s very likely that you don’t. So it’s even more likely that you don’t remember what President Obama was doing that day either. (Hint: He signed the highway funding extension bill into law.) Why are we bringing this up? Because the bill included many […]

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The Top Tax Tips Every Software Developer and IT Professional Should Know

If you’re an independent software developer or a self-employed IT professional, having knowledge of key tax issues relevant to your business is critical to your success. Take note of the following tax tips to stay in compliance from our nyc cpa, mitigate unnecessary tax burdens and avoid tax penalties. Evolve your entity structure with your […]

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Estimated Taxes on Autopilot or Not Even Airborne? Take Control Before September 15

The next estimated tax deadline is coming up in short order on September 15. If you’re one of the many freelancers who tend to put estimated tax payments on autopilot, or never even get them off the ground, it’s time to take the wheel again and make sure that you remain in control of your […]

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Go for the Gold! Beyond Basic Freelance Tax Deductions

If you’re like many freelancers and self-employed individuals tax season can be a time of mild to moderate frustration, with a heavy dose of “git ‘er done” mixed in. While you may be tempted to stick to only basic tax deductions (your home office, office supplies, mileage, meals, etc.) in order to reduce the time […]

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S Corp or a C Corp Owner? Time to Prep for the March 15 Tax Filing Deadline

If your freelance business is structured as an S corporation (S Corp) or a C corporation (C Corp) or an Esprit de Corps (just kidding) with a December 31 year end, then your tax filing deadline is right around the corner on March 15. If you haven’t started to get your business tax documentation together, […]

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