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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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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How to Read a 1099 and Other FAQs

How to Read a 1099 and Other FAQs

As freelancers, there’s nothing more satisfying than getting paid to do what you love, especially when your check shows up on time. But there are a few headaches that come with getting paid, too…namely, the 1099 form.

At the end of the year, in order to document that...

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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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All Good Things Must Come to an End

Editor’s Note: Guest blogger Joseph Caserto is the outgoing Member Representative on the Freelancers Union Board of Directors. He’s also a design professional, educator, and consultant. Learn all about him at www.josephcaserto.com.

Two years ago, Freelancers Union members elected me to represent them on the Board...

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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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Sell Yourself: 5 Tips to Better Position Your Pitch

Sell Yourself: 5 Tips to Better Position Your Pitch

Editor’s Note: Guest blogger Matthew Carlin heads up the New York office for The IdeaLists, an online marketplace that connects global brands like Levi’s, Coca-Cola, and Sephora with a carefully vetted pool of creative talent in marketing and media. His main focus is on digital projects, platform improvements...

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Last-Minute Tax Advice: Do's and Don'ts for Freelancers

Last-Minute Tax Advice: Do's and Don'ts for Freelancers

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.

It happens every year around this...

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It's Tax Time: 5 Tips to Get You Prepared

It's Tax Time: 5 Tips to Get You Prepared

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.

Ready, set, tax time! If you...

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A 10-Step Guide to Pitching Articles to Websites

A 10-Step Guide to Pitching Articles to Websites

Editor’s Note: A great way to create buzz about your business is to publish articles as an expert in your field. But how do you gain access to the sites that your audience reads? We turned to writer Kerry Winfrey for her tips on getting your foot in the...

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