More than 53 million Americans are now freelancing. That’s one in every three workers.
Entire industries have swelled to meet the demand. Co-working spaces like Impact Hub. Gigs boards like Elance-oDesk or Workmarket. Political forces like Freelancers Union.
Everyone seems to know freelancing is here to stay -- except, of course, the IRS.
While the federal government has been trying in recent years to get a handle on how current policies affect this new workforce, it still hasn’t caught up.
Filing taxes as a freelancer remains an overwhelming, difficult, and oftentimes infuriating process. Byzantine deductions rules. Double taxation. Personal, professional, and hybrid expenses. 1099s AND W2s. It can all make even the most seasoned freelancer’s head spin.
But there’s hope. And help.
You aren’t the first freelancer to face the challenge of filing taxes. In writing my new e-book, Freelancers Union’s Guide to Taxes -- and the full book, The Freelancer’s Bible -- I talked with hundreds of freelancers (and, of course, accountants) to get their insights, tips, and advice.
They’ve been down this difficult path before. The Freelancers Union’s Guide to Taxes turns the wisdom of our 250,000-plus members into tangible, actionable, clear advice. And their experiences will help you find your way.
Buy your copy at these fine stores. It’s just $1.99 and proceeds go to support the mission of Freelancers Union: