Category: Taxes

H&R Block Tax Software 2018: Self-Employed Online Tax Filing Made Easy

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Have you ever wished that you file your self-employed taxes online without the hassle of dealing with a complicated interface? Now you can with a great new option from H&R Block Tax Software! H&R Block recently rolled out a new Self-Employed Online Tax Filing option for small business owners and the self-employed. This is in …


4 Tax Programs to File Self-Employed Taxes Online (for Less than $100)

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Learning to file self-employed taxes online may seem daunting at first. Especially if you don’t have any tax experience or much knowledge. But that doesn’t mean you should miss out on saving money. In fact, you can easily create systems for your business income and expense, while saving $500+ in tax filing fees. By the time …


How to Avoid a Huge Tax Bill When You’re Self-Employed

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There are some awesome advantages to being your own boss, but trying to avoid a huge tax bill can seem impossible. Since you’re no longer an employee (that gets the benefit of having an employer pay half your taxes) you’re responsible to pay your own taxes every year. When you’re a blogger or online business …


TurboTax Self-Employed Review: How to File Small Business Taxes for Free

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Running your own business can get expensive. There are endless apps, courses and packages you can buy to increase productivity and invest into future growth. This is also true about filing small business taxes online as there are actually many budget-friendly solutions to choose from. But if you’re looking for the best resource for filing self-employed …


DIY vs Hiring a Pro: How to Find the Best Tax Professional Near You

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Hiring the right tax professional could honestly make or break your freelance business. A tax preparer is privy to all your financial details, including everything from your income, bank accounts, relationships and business ventures. They even know your Social Security number so you want to make sure this person is qualified and trustworthy. You want …


MileIQ App Review: Get Major Tax Savings By Tracking Your Business Miles

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No one wants to pay more taxes than they have to, especially not when you work for yourself. Paying for expenses like self-employed health insurance and quarterly taxes isn’t cheap. You deserve to keep more of your hard-earned money! Thanks to the MileIQ app you can get an accurate account of your business miles throughout the year and be …


Painless1099 Review: Automated Tax Management for the Self-Employed

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Managing your freelance finances isn’t easy. You have to stay on top of things like taxes, financial emergencies and saving for retirement. Not to mention the daily tasks like completing client work on time, dealing with contracts and sending invoice. My gawd, just reading all of that can make you feel overwhelmed. Can you relate? …


9 Commonly Forgotten Self-Employed Tax Deductions and Credits

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Being your own boss is pretty freaking great, at least until tax season rolls around. Owing money to the IRS is never a fun process but you can ease the pain by getting organized in advance and planning for tax season throughout the year. As an ex-accountant for over a decade I’ve helped a lot …


Top Tax Apps: 7 Best Mobile Apps to Organize and File Taxes

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There aren’t many tasks in life more annoying, confusing, stressful and overwhelming, than tax season. As someone who used to file taxes for a living and interacted with CPA’s on a daily basis, I’m always looking for ways to simplify this process. I know you can relate to this too! I mean, who wants to …


Digit App Review: A Painless Way to Save Money (try it for free!)

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Do you ever wish you could save for self-employed taxes automatically? It’s one of those things that’s always in the back of your mind, causing you to worry and be anxious. Will you have enough money to pay your tax bill? What happens if you don’t save enough? Thanks to technology, there are some great …


How I Save $479 a Year Filing My Self-Employed Taxes

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It’s no secret that I worked as a small business bookkeeper for different oil & gas companies near Dallas, Texas for over a decade. However, during that time I also launched this blog as a way to pay off debt and eventually quit my job to become self-employed. Since my tax situation was becoming a …


How to Choose the Best Retirement Plan for Your Small Business

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As a fellow business owner and entrepreneur, I understand how tough running a small business can be. You have to deal with lots of issues you never had to think about as an employee. This includes compliance with the tax laws, monitoring cash flow, managing debt, getting health insurance, and trying to plan for retirement. …


How to Rollover an IRA to Betterment Without Paying Fees

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In April of this year, I decided that it was finally time to rollover my Edward Jones IRA account to Betterment in order to save on yearly management fees. Edward Jones is considered a full-service broker while Betterment is an up-and-coming robo-advisor but offers many of the same perks and retirement account maintenance without the exorbitant fees. Rolling …