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IRS Issues New Guidance on Payroll Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

If you were able to get a loan under the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) recently, you should be aware of some important follow-up guidance recently released by the IRS which may impact your taxes. PPP loan forgiveness, self-employment income and your taxes Based on the new PPP guidance available to date (which is fluid and […]

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What Freelancers Can Expect to Receive from The CARES Act

Today the emergency relief bill, now known as The CARES ( Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, was passed to help bolster the U.S. economy as the country battles the coronavirus. The new law covers a broad cross-section of the economy—including the freelance sector. Of particular note, the relief package gives jobless workers bigger […]

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Claiming Virtual Currency Transactions on Your Freelance Tax Return? Here’s What You Need to Know

If you’re a freelancer who has been active in the virtual currency market over the past few years, there’s a new question on your 2019 personal tax return that you should pay special attention to: “At any time during 2019, did you receive, sell, send, exchange or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual […]

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Four Reasons to File Your Freelance Taxes Early (and When You Should Wait to File Until Tax Day)

The IRS is now open for the business of filing 2019 tax returns. If you are a person who likes to get things done, and you have all of your tax documentation in hand, don’t fight the urge to file early. Even if you have been a procrastinator in years past when it comes to […]

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Your Healthcare Coverage Decision— What It Means for Your Freelance Taxes

As a self-employed freelancer, electing whether or not you have healthcare coverage is a big deal. There’s obviously the impact on your own physical well-being and the out-of-pocket costs, but there’s also the impact on your taxes. So while open enrollment season is here, it’s worth taking stock of how your healthcare status may affect […]

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Taking on International Freelance Work? Learn the Language of Foreign Taxes

If you’re a freelancer who works outside the United States there are some important rules you need to know when it comes to keeping on the right side of taxing authorities around the globe and managing your own tax burden. To help you learn the language of foreign taxes and how it applies to your […]

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Buying an Electric Car? It May Benefit Your Freelance Taxes

According to The Edison Electric Institute, there are now more than one million electric vehicles (EVs) on U.S. roads. Another sign of the growing popularity of EVs? The IRS recently announced that General Motors, LLC (GM) has sold more than 200,000 vehicles which are eligible for the plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit during the […]

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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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Vendors Selling in NYS Must Meet New Registration Requirement

On June 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair (138 S.Ct. 2080 [2018]) eliminated the prohibition on a state imposing sales tax collection responsibilities on businesses that have no physical presence in that state. Due to this ruling, certain existing provisions in the New York State Tax Law that […]

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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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