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From a federal perspective, tax year 2018 was the last year that the Affordable Care Act’s individual Shared Responsibility Payment applied when you filed your return. This fee, otherwise known as the individual mandate, was collected for plan years through 2018 from taxpayers who could...

Yes, we are fresh off tax season, which means most small business owners have just calculated—with help from the IRS—whether they paid enough tax for 2018. If you are self-employed you should be familiar with making estimated state and federal tax payments each quarter. If...

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...

“The Final Countdown” to Tax Day is on, and with just over a month left to go until that most notorious day of the year—Tax Day—it’s time to get serious about what you need to do to meet your obligations as a taxpayer and freelance...

Every year the tax code changes and for 2017, there are a number of important updates that may affect you and your freelance business. To help you get a handle on them, check out this handy Freelancer Tax Checklist. Here are a few of the...

Perhaps you’ve heard from the older folks you know that the government is feeling generous when it comes to Social Security recipients this year—giving them a whopping 0.3% cost of living adjustment (COLA). What you probably haven’t heard is that the IRS has quietly raised...

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...

Our friends at Freelancer's Union have some important news for us to share with you, so we are passing it along in this post. The Freelance Isn’t Free Act is first-of-its-kind legislation that would protect freelance workers in New York City against client nonpayment. With majority...