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4 Tax Tips for First-Time Freelancers

Many people these days are switching to a new model of work. Instead of being on payroll as a traditional employee, they are working as freelancers.’

Late to the tax party? Here’s 5 Tips for Tax Extension Filers.

It’s October, and that means if you filed an extension on your tax return last April, your 6-month grace period is up. If you haven’t already filed, here are a few tips to keep in mind as you race to beat the Oct. 16* deadline.

How to Tell If You Are Self-Employed

If you’re a freelancer, it’s critical to know whether you’re self-employed or an employee. The distinction has a major effect on your tax responsibilities.

What I Wish I Knew About Taxes for Freelancers When I Started

I write about money for a living. You would think that fact alone would protect me against some, if not all, the surprises that come with paying taxes. But alas, the transition from salaried employee to employee with a side hustle and then to a full-time self-employed person came with a few stumbles.

How to Manage Taxes with a Full-Time Job and a Side Gig

The first year I started a side gig in addition to my day job, I had no clue about quarterly estimated taxes.

When is Interest Expense Deductible?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows you to deduct several different types of interest expense, including home mortgage interest and interest related to the production of income. But, it does not allow deductions for consumer interest expense.

How Tax Brackets Work: 2017 Examples and Myth Busting

Updated for Tax Year 2017 What tax bracket are you in, and what does that really mean? Your tax bracket, roughly speaking, is the tax rate you pay on your highest dollar of taxable income. Your tax bracket is not the tax rate you pay on all of your income after adjustments, deductions and exemptions.

Attention Gig Economy Workers: You Have to Pay Taxes!

You’ve probably heard that the gig economy is overtaking the ways we work. But, how extensive is this phenomenon that smashes the standard of the 9-to-5 job?

First Time Homeowners: Adjust Your Tax Withholdings

If you recently bought your first home, you probably heard you can reduce your tax liability by deducting your home mortgage interest and property taxes on your return. However, there’s no need to wait until you prepare your taxes next year to find out how much money you’ll save. In fact, you can put more […]