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Take Note! Three Key Tax Reform Changes for Freelancers

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (otherwise known as tax reform) has brought with it many changes for freelance taxpayers, three of the key ones are highlighted below—with some helpful hints to mitigate your tax burden. The “backdoor” Roth IRA is still available. The “backdoor” Roth IRA rules allow you to recharacterize your traditional IRA […]

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Use a “Marathon” Mindset to Lower Your Freelance Taxes

If you filed your taxes on time this year, you may be breathing a sigh of relief about not having to think about them again until next April. Before you wipe any traces of tax-induced sweat off your brow completely though, consider this: Sprinting to the IRS Tax Day finish line on an annual basis […]

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A 90-Day Plan to Get On Top of Your Freelance Finances (Once and For All!)

Being self-employed is not for the faint of heart, or for those who are faint about their finances. Sadly, studies have shown time and again that a key contributor to freelance business failure is a lack of financial organization. Fortunately, if you’re proactive, you can get on top of your finances and be successful over […]

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7 Secrets to a Successful “First Date” with Your Tax Professional

There’s no avoiding it this week—the mushy cards and candy-filled aisles of every grocery and drug store aisle remind you that if you’re not coupled off in a romantic relationship already, you “should” be. In stark contrast, there are very few public reminders that if you want to build a productive relationship with a Certified […]

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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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Add Year-End Planning to Your To-Do List Now, Subtract Tax Owed Later

What’s worse come December? The unending hunt for a good parking spot or buying the right present for your picky Uncle Todd? Add in responding to last-minute client requests and wrapping up presents and projects before the holidays and the end of the year is stressful. Yet, freelancers and the self-employed shouldn’t skip year-end tax […]

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