What to do if you can't pay your taxes

What to do if you can't pay your taxes

by Jonathan Medows, CPAforfreelancers.com

The corporate tax filing date of March 17 has already passed, and the April 15 date for individual returns is closing in fast. Have you filed your return – or are you on track to do so?

The Internal Revenue Service does not look kindly on...

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What to do if you missed the health exchange deadline

What to do if you missed the health exchange deadline

Happy April, freelancers! The deadline for 2014 coverage through the health exchange was March 31, which means…well, if you didn’t sign up, it means you missed it.

But fear not. Even though this year’s open enrollment period is over, you may still be able to get coverage...

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How to Get Organized for Every Tax Season

How to Get Organized for Every Tax Season

by Jonathan Medows, CPAforfreelancers.com

We’re deep into tax season. If you haven’t already filed, it’s time to get your act together and get organized. Gathering your records, filling in an electronic or paper tax organizer, and pulling together all of your official documents will make tax...

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The Skinny on Home Office Deductions

The Skinny on Home Office Deductions

by Jonathan Medows

A nice home office is often one of the most favored perks of being a freelancer—especially if you work at home full-time. Having a home office can also provide you with a significant tax deduction, if you qualify for it. Up until this tax year, the...

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6 Tips to Grow Your Small Business

6 Tips to Grow Your Small Business

What do you get when you combine what you’re passionate about with your personal values? A successful business model!

Kate Goldwater is a fashion designer and owner of the NYC clothing store, AuH2O Thriftique. She opened AuH2O’s first location in the East Village right out of college, and...

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Freelancing 101: How to Begin Getting Clients

Freelancing 101: How to Begin Getting Clients

Growing a solid client/gig roster may seem daunting at first, but the truth is, there is one thing we all can all do immediately to get clients: build a great network. A large, diverse professional (and personal) network is a freelancer’s first and best weapon in the fight...

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6 Budgeting Tips for Freelancers

6 Budgeting Tips for Freelancers

by Ken Bickel

Budgeting your finances as a freelancer is essential to your survival. Every independent worker longs for absolute and lasting success, but until you achieve it, there are plenty of ways to make a stable living – but only if you manage your finances properly. Devote the appropriate amount...

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Creating a Personal Budget and Sticking to It

Creating a Personal Budget and Sticking to It

Editor’s Note: Guest blogger David Bakke is a small business owner and freelance writer for the popular personal finance resource, Money Crashers.

If you're struggling to get a handle on your finances, a budget may be your best tool for finally taking control of them. This can be...

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Get a Fresh Start on Taxes

Get a Fresh Start on Taxes

Editor’s Note: Guest blogger Jonathan Medows is a New York City based CPA who specializes in taxes and business issues for freelancers across the country. He has a resource section with how-to articles specifically for the self-employed at his website, www.cpaforfreelancers.com.

Every year in the weeks around...

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Katie Lane: Creative Business Advisor for Creative People

Katie Lane: Creative Business Advisor for Creative People

The Freelance Life spotlights members who are pursuing their passions through independent work. Meet Katie Lane, a Portland-based lawyer and negotiation coach who helps freelancers through her website, Work Made For Hire.

Tell us about yourself and Work Made For Hire.

I’m an attorney with a background in theatre...

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