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Knowing How the IRS Contacts Taxpayers can Help Protect People from Scammers

This article is posted with permission from our partner IRS and originally appeared on the IRS blog at: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/heres-what-businesses-need-to-know-about-the-enhanced-business-meal-deduction

Preventing Eye Strain at the Computer

This post is provided by our partner, MetroPlusHealth. Find affordable health plans for New Yorkers of all ages from MetroPlusHealth.If you spend hours each day working at a computer screen or other devices with screens, you may suffer from symptoms of eye strain. Eye strain is a common problem, but you can take steps to reduce your discomfort.What...

Working From The Road as a Freelancer: Is It Right For You?

One of the best things about being a freelancer is the opportunity to work from anywhere. If you have the “travel bug” or you just want to see the world, you can make a living on the road and experience a new place almost every day.While that lifestyle seems exciting and adventurous, it’s not for everyone. If you’re considering working from and living...

Relaxation Methods That Really Work

This post is provided by our partner, MetroPlusHealth. Find affordable health plans for New Yorkers of all ages from MetroPlusHealth.Everyone has stress and feels its effects. Short-term effects of stress include headaches, shallow breathing, trouble sleeping, anxiety, and an upset stomach. Long-term (chronic) stress can increase your risk for heart...

Two for One: How the Right Images Can Double the Impact of Your Content

It is always impressive to see stunning quality images on a website. Great visuals jump out and draw interest. Ultimately, images do far more than just make a website look good. When they are deployed effectively, images are a crucial tool in maximising the marketing impact of your content. In this article, we will look at how images can effectively...

Male Freelancers Make More (Shocker). Here's What to do About It.

The gender pay gap is not news to anyone. Men have always been paid more than women, and in modern times this discrepancy continues despite assurances that equality has prevailed.Most of the gender pay gap research focuses on traditional work environments. This research shows that women don’t ask for raises as often as men do, and even when they do,...

The Time Off/Time On Conundrum

This article is posted with permission from our partner Lili and originally appeared on the Lili blog at: https://lili.co/blog/lgbtq-financial-resourcesGet the digital bank account designed for freelancers with Lili and manage your business expenses, estimate your taxes, and save for a rainy day all with zero account fees. Start a Lili account today.People...

Here’s what taxpayers need to know about business related travel deductions

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Scaling from Solopreneur to an S-Corp?

(Art Credit: Pedro Gomes)If your freelance business is on a significant growth trajectory, congratulations! All of your hard work is paying off, and you may be considering switching your entity type from a sole proprietorship or limited liability company (LLC) to an S-corporation (S-corp) to take advantage of the payroll tax savings and other benefits...

7 Ways to Differentiate Your Service Offering As a Freelancer

Freelancing has seen dramatic changes over the past few decades, and we have witnessed the evolution and growth of a field that now contributes a significant source of work and income for many. According to an Upwork study, freelancers will make up most of the US workforce within a few years, with almost 86.5 million people expecting to shift towards...

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