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Introducing: Resources for Freelancers

Quick: What tax forms do independent workers need to file? What’s the difference between a Solo 401(k) and a SEP IRA (or Freelancers Union’s own retirement plan for freelancers)? If it took you a little while to figure out the answers, you’re not alone. Freelancers in the U.S navigate a system of benefits that was designed decades ago for traditional, 9-5 employees. Health insurance comes from an employer. If you have multiple employers, you need to pay taxes 4x a year. There’s no company match for your retirement plans. It’s no wonder freelancers sometimes feel like they live in a world that’s not meant for them. We’re here to help. We’ve been working on a new section of our site that addresses a few of these problems: Resources for Freelancers. In the Resources section, you’ll find helpful information about filing your taxes, figuring out a retirement strategy, and more. We’ll be releasing new pages every few weeks until we’ve got a nice comprehensive block of information. We’ve got a few ideas for future pages, but nobody knows better than you what would be helpful here. So what do you think? Leave a comment with your thoughts, feedback, and suggestions on future pages.