How Your CPA Can Help You Pay Your Freelance Taxes

As a freelancer, it can be exciting to constantly collect checks from your clients, especially if your client isn’t taking taxes out for you. But thought it may be exciting, it can also be stressful at the same time, because you know at some point you’re going to have to pay back those taxes that you didn’t pay earlier in the year. Knowing that you’re always going to owe taxes can be intimidating; however, if you have a CPA on your side, this process can become much more manageable.

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Freelance Issues

Here are just a couple of ways your CPA can help you pay for your freelance taxes:

Quarterly Installments

The IRS has a payment system which is customized for freelancers who are looking to make quarterly installments to help ease the burden of owing back taxes. This not only keeps you from having to pay large sums of the money at the end of the year, but it also helps you stay on top of the tax elephant that’s always in the room.


Another way you can save for taxes at the end of each year is by putting a particular amount of money into your savings account each time you get paid. Doing this will not only teach you the importance of saving, but it will also teach you that not all of the money that comes to you is able to be spent.

Are you a freelancer who has no idea how to stay afloat during tax season because of all the money you owe back? There’s always an accountant on our team who is ready to help. The key to successful freelancing is making sure you understand the rights you have.

Have any other tips? Feel free to leave them in the comments below.

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