Freelance Tax Center

Everything you need to know to file freelance taxes with confidence.

Your all-in-one freelance tax resource is here

Filing taxes doesn't need to be a pain.

If you're going the CPA route, be sure to read how to choose a tax preparer that will work with your unique situation.

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Freelance Taxes 101

Your Tax FAQ's from TaxAct
Everything you need to know about filing freelance taxes for the first time
How to claim the home office tax deduction
All about Form 1099-NEC
Tax planning for the busy freelancer
The freelancer's guide to gig economy taxes
How to show proof of income: A guide for freelancers

New Rules for 2021

The freelancer's guide to using your paid leave tax credit in 2021
How the American Rescue Plan could affect your taxes
A new tax rule can even the playing field for up-and-down freelance income
Business meals are fully tax-deductible this year
End-of-year tax deductions you can't afford to miss
The Employee Retention Credit may be ending early

Tax Year 2022 and Beyond

Freelance tax tips, traps, and timelines for 2022
Getting serious about crypto? The IRS is watching
How freelance taxes work with peer-to-peer payment services

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Going the DIY route this year? TaxAct’s online filing software comes with a deduction maximizer to get the most from your freelance business, pro tips to help you understand the filing process as you go, and a personalized tax plan to set you up for success in the year ahead. If you hit a speedbump, you can add on help from a real-life tax pro, and you can rest easy knowing your return is always backed up with a $100k accuracy guarantee. Freelancers Union members get an exclusive 25% discount when they start their return at the link below.

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