Figuring out taxes and the accounting end of our business sure can be a fuzzy area for us freelancers. We tend to avoid it. That is, until April -- the dreaded month when the tax man cometh. Then we kick ourselves for not knowing more about the blasted subjects. Because what we do is a business, and how we manage our finances has a direct effect on how we profit and grow.
Hear the hints that will de-fuzz it all at the March IWOC meeting, when razor-sharp CPA Gavin Piasky will make the topics of taxes and accounting clear and easy for freelance writers to grasp.
Areas to be covered will include tax deadlines, quarterly payments, documenting tax deductions, home office and vehicle deductions. And much more. Gavin will also discuss some “low hanging fruit” opportunities for independent contractors to reduce their tax liabilities. The presentation will close with a brief overview of how small business owners can do their own bookkeeping to get prepared for tax season, followed by Q&A.
Admission is FREE for IWOC Members. Non-members pay $10 with online preregistration/payment or $15 at the door.
Networking, with snacks and beverages, begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by the program at 6:00 p.m.
Non-members are eligible for a 10% discount on their first year of IWOC membership with a coupon code available at the meeting.
IWOC monthly meetings are held in Room 4G at the Gratz Center, 126 E. Chestnut Street, adjacent to the historic Fourth Presbyterian Church (see map, below).
Discounted parking after 5:00pm is available (with validation coupon available at the meeting) at 900 N. Michigan Avenue.
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