taxes

If you have ever been employed, you are likely familiar with the W-2 tax form (a.k.a. the IRS “Wage and Tax Statement”).  An employer must send a copy of this form to their employee and one to the IRS to report wages paid and the...

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...

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,...

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (otherwise known as tax reform) has brought with it many changes for freelance taxpayers, three of the key ones are highlighted below—with some helpful hints to mitigate your tax burden. The “backdoor” Roth IRA is still available. The “backdoor” Roth...

The end of the year is the perfect time to make a change to your business structure because doing so can afford you additional tax advantages in the coming year. While there are several business entity structures you can use for a freelance business, the...

Developing new products and services is one of the key ways to expand and grow your freelance business—and it’s also an activity that can benefit you from a tax perspective, thanks to the federal and state Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit programs. It is...

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...