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7 Things Freelancers Should Do Now to Prepare for the End of the Year

Prepare for a profitable and productive 2012 with these expert tips

By Kristen Fischer - November 7, 2011
All the delights of fall are in full swing, but before you know it 2012 will be here. What can freelancers do to make sure their business is ready for the end of the year? Plenty, in fact.

Angie Mohr, author of Tax Preparation & Planning for Freelance Writers and Managing a Freelance Writing Business, says a good first step is to gather up your receipts. "Many freelancers end up paying more tax than they have to, because they can't find expense receipts when they're doing their taxes," she notes.

Rather than making a mad 1040 dash in March, adhere to these seven tips to get your affairs in order -- now. Your wallet (and portfolio) will thank you later....

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