Federal Taxes for Freelancers

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Taught by Martha L. Voelz

Martha L. Voelz has a J.D. from New York Law School and is admitted to practice law in N.Y. and Mass. Her favorite area of the law is taxation in all of its many forms. In the past, she has prepared tax returns for low-income taxpayers under the I.R.S. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (V.I.T.A.) program in New York City. She currently is a candidate for an L.L.M. in Taxation at New York Law School.

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Does the thought of doing your own federal income taxes scare you? Do you wonder how you can write-off a home office? Are you curious about how you can take a tax deduction for a business lunch? Take the fear out of filing your taxes and come learn some basic information about preparing your federal income tax return.

Spend an educational evening hearing about some basic federal income tax rules and how they apply to people with self-employment income. Learn what is considered income for federal tax purposes and find out about common deductions for home office use, business meals and travel and commuting costs.

Find out what type of recordkeeping requirements you need to follow to back-up your tax deductions and be audit-ready. Even if you do not want to prepare your own taxes, learn how to find various free or low-cost federal tax preparation programs available and how to find a good federal tax preparer.

Come learn about deductions that can help your freelance business and overcome your fear about federal taxes!

(Class size: 15-20, lecture w/ q&a)

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