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How a Summer Job Affects Your Taxes

How a Summer Job Affects Your Taxes - TaxACT

You had, or still have, a summer job – or you’ve created one for yourself. You’re going to make some spending money, hopefully save for college or other goals, and have some good experiences at the same time. Yay! Before you go out and celebrate with all the money you made from your summer job, […]

You Got This Weekly Series: Should Self-Employment Income from More Than One Business Be Reported as One Income or Separately?

You Got This - TaxACT

Each week we will answer one of the most frequently asked questions on Facebook, Twitter and TaxACT’s Blog in the “You Got This” Weekly Series. Question: Do self-employed, not as in owning their own business, but as representatives of companies like Avon and Mary Kay, need to report their income separately on their tax return or can the multiple incomes be […]

Schedule C: Reporting Self-Employment Income from Multiple Sources

Schedule C: Reporting Self-Employment Income from Multiple Sources - TaxACT

How to decide if you have one or more Schedule C businesses? Self-employed individuals often have more than one activity going at once. You can report closely related activities together on one Schedule C. If you have unrelated activities, however, you must report them on separate Schedule Cs. Similar activities would include different lines of […]

Tax Tips for 2014 That You Need to Know

Tax Tips for 2014 You Need to Know - TaxACT

For most people, the biggest change in 2014 is the individual mandate for purchasing health insurance. If you’re a high-income taxpayer, you may also pay higher tax rates and new taxes. If you qualify for certain tax breaks, you’ll be glad to know most of them are extended through 2014 or beyond. See if any […]

The Advantages of the Affordable Care Act for the Self-Employed

The Advantages of the Affordable Care Act for the Self-Employed - TaxACT

What advantages does the Affordable Care Act offer to the self-employed? Three significant advantages under the ACA: The potential for an easier shopping experience, The possibility of financial subsidies, and The ability to easily compare one plan against another. Comparing Health Insurance Options Comparing health insurance options from several health insurers will be much different […]

5 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Self-Employed

5 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Self-Employed - TaxACT

As a self-employed person, you have more control over your eventual tax liability than someone who only earns income as an employee. To take full advantage of that extra control, follow these 5 year-end tax planning tips: 1. Estimate your business income It’s absolutely essential that you find out where you stand tax-wise – before […]

10 Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

10 Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

As a self-employed person, do you ever envy your employed friends at tax time? Having your own business definitely increases the amount of recordkeeping you have to do for tax purposes. When you’re digging through boxes of business receipts, it’s easy to envy people who only have to enter income from a W-2 form. However, […]

The Fiscal Cliff Fix: What It Means For You

The Fiscal Cliff Fix What It Means For You by TaxACT

What was that fiscal cliff all about? How does the fiscal cliff “fix” affect you? Late last year, we heard a lot about the so-called “fiscal cliff” – a combination of spending cuts and tax hikes set to automatically take effect unless the parties in Washington came to some kind of compromise. The scenario was […]