Category: Owning Your Own Business

10 Accounting Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Business

Keeping up with your business books keeps getting shoved to the bottom of the list. You have so much to do, that accounting just doesn't feel like a priority... at least not until tax time. But making sure your accounting is up-to-date all the time will help you avoid serious money mistakes than can hurt...

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How and When to Get an EIN for Your Business

This article contains affiliate links that may or may not result in compensation. You’re excited about launching a new business, and there’s so much to do! One of the most important steps involves figuring out whether your business will need it’s own tax ID number – called an EIN, or employer identification number. A lot...

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Tax FAQ for Tax Year 2020

Q: When are my taxes due? A: May 17, 2021 is the due date for individual tax returns – Form 1040 – and making 2020 income tax payments. But there are other due dates you may need to know too: April 15: 1st estimated tax payment for 2021 April 15: income tax return for C corporations Q: Is...

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Self-Employment Taxes: Here’s What You Need to Know

More and more people - especially single moms -  are working multiple jobs or side gigs to make ends meet. But not all of those jobs come with a “normal” paycheck, the kind with taxes taken out. And that's why you need to know about self-employment taxes. When you work as a freelancer or independent...

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How Freelancers, 1099 Workers, and Self-Employed Can Deduct 20% of Business Income

Did you know that you can deduct 20% of your business income on your personal tax return? You can, thanks to the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA). The TCJA brought a lot of tax changes for small business owners. And if you're self-employed, a freelancer, contractor, or had any 1099 income - even from...

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How To Fill Out Schedule C If You're Self-Employed

If you're self-employed, work as a freelancer or contractor, or have a side gig, you are a business. And that means you'll need to fill out Schedule C as part of your federal income tax return. When you use Schedule C, you can deduct business expenses against the money you earned to lower your income......

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