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Hot Topic: Can Freelancers Get the Employee Retention Tax Credit?

When the COVID-19 pandemic started hitting Americans hard in spring 2020, and many businesses were required to close locations, some were hit harder than others. Restaurants, bars and entertainment venues were impacted most seriously of all, because aside from delivery services, they couldn’t work remotely as could professional services businesses. Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, […]

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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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PPP Loan Forgiveness May Impact Your Freelance Taxes, Here’s What You Need to Know

Based on recent IRS guidance, any Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness may have a tax impact on your freelance business. How much this will impact your tax obligations depends on the extent to which you are applying for forgiveness based on overhead and other third party costs, which will not be deductible on 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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Estimated Taxes on Autopilot or Not Even Airborne? Take Control Before September 15

The next estimated tax deadline is coming up in short order on September 15. If you’re one of the many freelancers who tend to put estimated tax payments on autopilot, or never even get them off the ground, it’s time to take the wheel again and make sure that you remain in control of your […]

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Don't Sweat It! Tips to Help You Stay Cool This Tax Season

Next week, the IRS is officially "open for business" when it comes to accepting tax returns. While you may not be quite ready to haul out your file of tax receipts (You did keep them, didn't you?) and gather up your other financial information, you should definitely psych yourself up to do so soon. Where […]

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'Tis the Season for the CPA for Freelancers® Tax Checklist

‘Tis the season. Yes - for shopping, eggnog and overindulgence at the buffet table. But for freelancers, it’s also the season to take stock of what your income and expenses were in 2015, to get your financial house in order and to determine what you will owe in taxes come next April. Plus, it's a […]

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