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Tax Tips for Freelance Writers

Fretting about tax time? Here's what you need to know about filing as a freelancer.

By Amanda Layman Low - February 24, 2014
In my early freelancing days, the only advice I'd retained regarding taxes was "file them" and something about keeping receipts in a shoebox. Granted, I earned less than $20,000 my first couple of years combined, and my husband's tax return always covered what I owed. But this year, for the first time, after filing my taxes I owed money back and had to pay a penalty for not filing incrementally throughout 2013. This was enough to scare me into reality, make me buckle down and admit it's time to get my act together. If you're in the same ...

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