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The SBA Makes PPP Loan Forgiveness Easier for Freelance Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) just made applying for forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under $150,000 easier with the introduction of an online portal where borrowers of PPP funds can directly apply for forgiveness without involving their bank lender. This change is good news if you are a freelancer who leveraged a […]

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Should Freelancer’s Opt-In to New York’s New Pass-through Entity Tax?

Recent changes in the federal state and local tax (SALT) deduction are having a ripple effect in New York and several other states, too. This may impact your freelance business because New York State (NYS), among others, is now instituting a new irrevocable pass-through entity tax to offset the shortfall they are experiencing on revenue […]

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Receiving Freelance Income Through Peer-to-Peer Payment Apps? Tax Obligations Apply.

Do you receive payments for your freelance business through peer-to-peer (P2P) payment apps such as Venmo, PayPal and Facebook or other mobile platforms? If so, it’s important to know how income from these apps will impact your freelance taxes. In fact, because of the potential for transactions to “fall through the cracks” of your regular […]

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Did You Get a PPP Loan for Your Freelance Business? Request Loan Forgiveness

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been a lifeline for many freelancers and small businesses who experienced a loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year, the program was expanded several times to allow more participants to take part in it and receive funding—the government even made the loans forgivable. This […]

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Did You Claim Unemployment Income on Your 2020 Freelance Tax Return?

Now that the extended tax deadline of May 17 is behind us, it appears the IRS is planning to play catch-up on issuing refunds to eligible taxpayers this week—including for taxes paid on up to $10,200 of 2020 unemployment compensation which, under the American Rescue Plan (ARP), was eventually excluded from taxable income. The $10,200 […]

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Taxes Are Due May 17 - Here’s What To Do If You Can’t Pay Your Tax Bill

You’ve had just over a month longer than usual to file your freelance taxes due to the IRS extension of the annual tax deadline to May 17. However, if you were stressing about paying your tax bill back in April, it’s doubtful that you are feeling more confident about it now. With that said, if […]

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Already Filed Your Freelance Taxes? Here’s When to File an Amended Return

The big news on the tax front from last week was that the individual tax deadlines for federal and some state income taxes were extended to May 17, 2021. New York State is one of the states which chose to extend the deadline in keeping with the IRS decision to do so—be sure to check […]

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The IRS Just Extended the Deadline to May 17—Here’s What You Need to Know

The IRS announced yesterday that the deadline for individual taxes is now extended to May 17—giving you an extra month to file your return. If you are experiencing a bit of déjà vu, that’s likely because last year they did the same thing, but the deadline was pushed out to until mid-July. Here are the […]

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The Application for the New Round of PPP Funding is Now Available

One of the key provisions of the new HEALS Act is a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. On January 9, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released its application for businesses to apply to receive “PPP2” funding. There is more than $284 billion allocated for forgivable “PPP2” loans with a reduction in […]

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Unemployment Income? Here's What It Means for Your Freelance Taxes

A key part of The CARES Act for freelancers was the ability for the self-employed to apply for unemployment benefits to offset income lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. However, what may not be clear to many people who are receiving unemployment payments, often for the first time […]

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