Money & Taxes

  • Invoicing for Freelance Work

    You have worked diligently for weeks on a project, submitted the job (on time), and then the wait begins. Submitting and tracking invoices is a tedious task. Stay organized and it will help with collecting when pay day arrives.
    By Marlene Gundlach October 20, 2010 

  • How to Compute Self-Employment Taxes

    It's tax season again! If you don't know how to compute self-employment taxes, don't worry! This article walks you through the process, step by step.
    By Ivana Banks October 20, 2010 

  • Paying Self Employment Taxes Online

    Paying self employment taxes online using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) makes it much easier to manage self employment taxes and ensure that they are paid on time. You can schedule payments in advance, letting EFTPS do the...
    By J. Edward Casteele September 9, 2010 


  • How to Plan for Consolidating Cell, Business, and Home Phones

    Consolidating cell, business, and home phone lines can be a great lifting of stress and financial commitment. Consolidating all three of these things means you can still easily take your work with you or keep in contact with family and friends.
    By Regina Woodard August 31, 2010 

  • 9 Tips on How to Avoid a Tax Audit

    No one wants to be audited by the IRS. Here, we offer 9 tips on how to avoid a tax audit to help keep the IRS off your back.
    By Finn Orfano August 6, 2010 

  • Are Commissions Exempt from Self Employment Tax?

    If you have often wondered if you need to claim the commissions you have earned while working for yourself, this article will share with you what you need to pay, and how you can go about finding the information and forms you will need.
    By Melanie Bremner August 3, 2010 


  • Home Office Tax Deductions: Do You Have To Be Self Employed?

    Do you need to be self-employed to deduct a home office on federal tax forms? The short answer is no, but you should know the ins and outs of this deduction so you can avoid an audit.
    By theMallorys August 1, 2010 

  • Retention Rules for Home Office Documents

    Just because you’re operating a business out of a home office do not think you can be careless about retaining business records. In this increasingly litigious society, anyone can be sued by anyone for any reason. Learn what business records to...
    By cra8051 July 14, 2010 

  • Enjoy Your Hobby? Business Taxes Can Save You Money!

    If you enjoy a leisure time hobby, business taxes imposed by the IRS may appear to be unfair and burdensome. When itemized properly, they can actually save the average taxpayer quite a bit of money doing something he enjoys.
    By Sylvia Cochran June 13, 2010 

  • Tax Advice for the Self-Employed

    Does the thought of filing taxes send a chill down your spine? When you have to pay your own estimated taxes and track potential deductions, it can be a bit unnerving. Fortunately, there is tax advice for self employed available that will help answer...
    By Tricia Goss May 28, 2010 
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