On Monday, the New City Council Committee on Small Business held a landmark hearing: "Improving the Economic Environment for Freelancers and Independent Workers." A key theme was the onerousness of the Unincorporated Business Tax, a 4% tax that hits many freelancers on top of their federal, state, and local income taxes. Freelancers Union has been advocating for its reform for a long time. This quick set of clips from the hearing includes:

  • An introduction by Councilmember David Yassky
  • Excerpts from Comptroller Bill Thompson's report
  • Testimony from Freelancers Union's Sara Horowitz
  • Testimony from freelancer Abbe Eckstein

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