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DIY Self-employed Taxes vs. Hiring a Tax Professional in 2022

Have you been hemming and hawing on whether or not to hire a professional to do your taxes? Has there been a large change in your life that has impacted your finances or maybe you just aren't sure what you are doing? Read through some commonly asked questions and changes and then make your decision. […]

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Moving & Taxes: Your Questions Answered

Are you thinking of moving or doing business in another state? Read through to get some quick answers to your tax questions. What tax implications should someone consider if they are moving from one state to another? What records would they need to show, if any? From a business perspective for self-employed individuals, if you […]

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Business Meals are Fully Tax Deductible this Year

If your freelance business reimburses contractors for meals consumed while traveling, you can now deduct the per diem portion of meal expenses at 100% according to new guidance from the IRS which covers tax years 2021 and 2022. If you are planning to take a client out for a holiday meal, remember that as part […]

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The American Families Plan Act May Put Freelance Business Income Under the IRS Microscope

A fairer tax system for all is the intended objective of new tax reporting requirements for financial institutions, according to government agencies such as the IRS and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (USDT). In theory, implementing new compliance regulations will better track the income and tax reporting of wealthy Americans. According to the USDT, […]

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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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