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The Final Countdown – Tax Deadlines You Need to Know Now

“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 business owner. The good news is, there’s only one date […]

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2017 Tax Changes That May Affect Your Freelance Business

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 highlights: Tax deadlines are changing and they may affect your […]

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Watch Out for this Hidden 2017 Tax Increase

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 the “wage base” (a.k.a. the maximum amount of earnings) that […]

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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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Website Designer or Software Developer? You Could Qualify for This Sales Tax Exemption

The last quarter of the year is a time when savvy freelance business owners look at upgrading their computer systems in order to take advantage of tax relief related to capital expenditures and/or equipment depreciation. If you’re planning to purchase a new computer system soon, there’s also a sales tax saving opportunity that you should […]

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NYC Freelancers - Sign the Freelance Isn't Free Petition Now!

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 support in City Council, the legislation is poised to […]

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Start Spreading the News…New York State Expands Tax Credit for Musical Productions

New York City has long been recognized as the epicenter for American musical productions, however, legislators recently passed a bill to support the growth of this industry in other parts of New York State as well. Known as the Empire State Music Production Tax Credit, this law  encourages music and theatrical production companies to conduct […]

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Software Engineer or Designer? Check Out the Toptal Community

We're always on the lookout for new resources to help freelancers grow their businesses, so we want to share this one with you. If you're a freelance software designer or software engineer and you're looking to expand your network of potential new clients and project collaborators, check out Toptal.com. In addition to creating a profile […]

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It’s Summer and the Billing is Not Easy: Tips to Avoid a Cash Flow Crunch

Summer—it’s a great time to take a vacation and let things slow down a little on the work front. At least that’s what your clients are thinking. Having a slow month or two is to be expected as part of the whole freelancing gig and sometimes the downtime is a good thing. A good thing […]

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Three Must-Have Business Tools for Time-Starved Freelancers

Deadlines, drama, distractions…it’s a wonder that freelancers have time to get anything done. If you feel like you’re always up against the clock when it comes to managing your business, take a minute (maybe two) to check out the following three tools. They’re guaranteed to help you trim the time it takes to manage your […]

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