For self-employed individuals, there are a lot more steps involved when it comes to taxes than for most people. Here are some tips to help you keep as much of your hard-earned money as you can.
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If you’re self-employed, paying estimated taxes is old hat by now. But, what if this is your first time doing it? Here’s how to calculate and pay estimated taxes for the first time.
How to Organize Finances for Freelancers
The best way to organize your finances as a freelancer is to become more aware of both your business expenses and your personal expenses. This means that every month you should have a month-end budget/financial statement for your business as well as one for your personal life. This will help you understand your cash flow and organize your finances.
In order to create these month-end statements, you’ll need to organize your finances using the following three steps:
Self-Employment Tax Rules Apply To Partnerships, IRS Says
You have decided to take the plunge and become a driver for Uber, Lyft or some other rideshare program. Congratulations! You are now a small business owner and your tax return just got more complicated. The income you earn from Uber is taxable and must be reported on Schedule C of your 1040. However, you may deduct expenses incurred in earning this income.
Mortgage Broker – No Self Employment Tax.
A broker who managed mortgages received a fee when he sold his house used as a personal residence. He reported the commission as self employment income but the IRS said he has to pay self- employment tax on the commission. The Tax Court overruled the IRS stating that the commission was not subject to selfemployment tax because the sale relates to a personal transaction [Guarino, TC Sum. Op. 201612].
Deduction Denied for Amounts Paid to Children. Read more