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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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Have a Freelance Tax SOS? Check Out These Tax Reform FAQs

Now that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is active legislation, you are likely to see its impact on your tax return this year. As you get ready to file your taxes you are likely to have questions about exactly how tax reform affects your freelance business. To help, we’ve compiled this list of […]

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How Freelancers Can Maximize the 20% Pass-Through Tax Deduction

If you have been keeping tabs on the changes you might see on this year’s tax return, the 20 percent deduction for pass-through businesses probably caught your attention. Now that it’s time to file your business taxes, it’s worth knowing how to maximize this deduction to lower your tax liability as much as possible. If […]

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Alimony and Lawsuits May Add to Your Freelance Taxes Under The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

If you faced a divorce or other legal proceedings recently, you may have been quite eager to leave them in the past and start anew. Unfortunately, you may have to deal with them again—or at least their financial aftermath—now that tax season is here because under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) laws […]

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Freelancers with a W-2, You May Owe More Tax on This Year’s Return

If there’s one thing to be said about the changes brought about by the passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (a.k.a. tax reform) it’s that there are a lot of them. So many, that as a busy freelancer—and especially if you also maintain a 9-to-5 job—it’s unlikely that you can keep up on […]

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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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Mortgage Interest and Home Equity Loan Deductions May Impact Your Freelance Taxes

There are significant changes to tax deductions that freelancers who financed their home or a secondary residence with a mortgage loan will see starting this coming tax season. The bottom line? On your 2018 tax return you will have a significantly lower limit for the deduction of mortgage and home equity loan interest, which may […]

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Do You Have Rental Income? Get to Know the New Rules Under Tax Reform

Many freelancers own residential or commercial rental real estate properties, the income from which helps to supplement their client work. If you are one of them, this article is a must-read because the rules related to rental property income are changing under tax reform (also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or TCJA). […]

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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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