4 Tax Tips for Freelance Writers

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Editor’s Note: This post was written by Brie Weiler Reynolds, the Director of Online Content at FlexJobs and a contributing writer for 1 Million for Work Flexibility. FlexJobs is the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible jobs, listing thousands of pre-screened, legitimate, and professional-level work-from-home, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. Brie provides career and job search advice through the FlexJobs Blog. Learn more at www.FlexJobs.com. The deadline to file taxes for 2013 is right around the corner: are you prepared? As a freelance writer, you’re in a unique situation when it comes to taxes. Like all freelancers, there are certain dos and don’ts to consider, [Read more…]

Now’s the Time to Track Those Tax Deductions

Now’s the Time to Track Those Tax Deductions

Wait, what? But April 15th just passed, you’re saying. Can’t I please get a break from all this tax talk? Sadly, no.  While they’re no fun to think about, if you’re a freelance writer, tax deductions are a part of your life all year round. And trust me, you want to think about tax deductions because they’re going to save you money in the long run. What Can I Deduct? Almost anything you buy to use in your business can be deducted on your taxes. In the past, respectable tax payers have been able to convince the IRS that cat [Read more…]

Easy to Forget Income Tax Deductions

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by Thursday R. Bram One of the perks of being a freelance writer is that we don’t have a lot of major expenses when we start up our businesses. When I started freelancing, I already had a computer and an internet connection. Just because we start out with very few expenses doesn’t mean that we can’t take deductions for our business expenses when tax season rolls around. We all know the standard deductions: the home office expense, any computer equipment bought specifically for business use and that sort of thing, but there are a lot of deductions that are easy [Read more…]

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