Solutions to Make Better Decisions with Your Taxes and Money

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?

How to Track Self-Employed Expenses All Year Long

Numerous advantages come with being your own boss. For starters, you can set your own hours and vacation schedule. It gives you the flexibility to work remotely and spend some time enjoying a nomadic lifestyle. In fact, you may not have to change out of sweatpants for an entire day! But, those perks aside, there […]

How to Save for Retirement When You’re Self-Employed

Being your own boss comes with a variety of perks. But it also forces you to handle work typically taken care of by a human resource or finance department. For example, you have to find your own health care plan and deduct taxes from your paycheck. And, when it comes to saving for retirement, it’s your responsibility to start a savings fund.

4 Reasons You Shouldn’t File Taxes Like Your Parents

Growing up, our parents taught us many valuable lessons to lay the groundwork for life on our own. We learned how to share and why we should tell the truth. We learned the importance of respecting others and being on time. They taught us how to properly do laundry and why we can’t eat ice […]

If am self-employed, can I deduct my home office expenses?

Learn how to simplify tracking your home office expenses.

What does Form 1099 mean?

Get a quick breakdown of what income each version of Form 1099 reports.

The keys to home ownership when you’re self-employed

People who choose to work for themselves tend to like a certain amount of independence. It takes a lot of gumption to cut ties with the traditional 9-5, and the kind of person willing to take that leap is usually in search of an independent lifestyle. But, it’s hard to be truly independent when you’re chained to […]

Self-Employed? Check Out These Retirement Plans

Being self-employed has its advantages. You don’t have a boss to tell you how many vacation days to take, or what retirement plans you have to choose from. On the other hand, you don’t have a boss to make you take your vacation time (or to pay for it), or to set up retirement plans […]

Filing Income as a Contractor (Didn’t Get Form 1099-MISC)

In the “You Got This” Weekly Series, we will answer a question from our customers found on Facebook, Twitter, TaxACT’s Blog and around the web. Question: In 2013, I worked for a startup and was paid as a contractor. In 2014, I worked for the same company. They ended up bankrupt and never paid me the final 1.5 months […]