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A Freelancer’s Guide to Taxes   

Navigating tax time as a freelancer can be a little challenging. Moving from the employee world of taxes to the self-employed side can be a bit jarring. There are different forms to use, different taxes to pay, different deductions to make, and that’s just the beginning. Combine that with the complexities of tracking revenue, recording…
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When is the Best Time to Switch to an S Corp?   

The majority of S Corporation businesses did not start out as S Corporation businesses. According to the Small Business Administration, most businesses are started as sole proprietorships. 73.2% of all small businesses, in fact, operate under that legal structure. Some businesses, though, eventually outgrow the sole proprietorship structure. That’s when business owners start to think…
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Crypto Tax Preparation Tips

Tax season is upon us, and millions of Americans are learning for the first time that their cryptocurrency investments may be taxable just like any other investments and income they’ve generated. Believe it or not, this wasn’t always the case. For years and years, Bitcoin investors were able to sort of float beneath the radar…
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California Home Office Deduction   

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the day-to-day realities of work in so many different ways, but it’s really helped to usher in the “Era of Remote Work” and work from home opportunities. Millions of people in California alone have gone from going to the office every day to working from their kitchen table or spare…
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2021 Federal & State Tax Deadlines

2021 Federal Tax Deadline Tax Day in the United States has (almost) always been April 15, but this year – like so much about our everyday lives – is a little bit different because of the global pandemic. The US government and the IRS have decided to push back Tax Day in 2021 by a…
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State Tax Deadline for Individuals

State Tax Deadline for Individuals Postponed Until May 17, 2021 With COVID 19 changing most aspects of our everyday lives, it comes as no surprise to anyone that tax season has been impacted by the pandemic, too. The federal government and the IRS have elected to push back the traditional “Tax Day” of April 15…
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Tips to Find the Best Tax Preparer Near You

To put it bluntly, tax season is always stressful – especially when taxpayers have to do their own taxes without any support.  To say that the US tax code is anything but easy to understand complex would be a major understatement. This is a big part of why more than 33% of American taxpayers hire a tax preparer to handle their taxes.   Unfortunately, finding the right tax preparer…
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3 Common Tax Deductions for California Homeowners

This article will explain and list the most common and best tax deductions for California homeowners. 1. Mortgage Interest Deduction Mortgage interest is tax-deductible, but this year the deduction has been adjusted. The deduction is limited to interest on up to $750,000 of debt ($375,000 if you’re married filing separately) instead of $1 million of…
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4 Common Tax Deductions for California Parents

If you’re a parent in the state of California, then the following information below will highlight all you need to know about some of the most common tax deductions for parents, such as the Child Tax Credit, the Child and Dependent Care Credit, and the Earned Income Tax Credit. 1. Child Tax Credit The Child…
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State of California Tax Return Info

State of California Tax Return Information Do I Need to File a California State Tax Return? For all California residents, you should file state taxes IF: You are under the age of 65, and your gross income or your adjusted gross income is greater than the minimum requirement shown below: Gross Income Adjusted Gross Income…
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