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Accounting and Taxes for Freelance Translators and Interpreters in the US

December 9, 2021

Get expert advice on organizing your bookkeeping and taxes.

Being a freelance translator or interpreter means that you wear many hats to keep your company running, including money matters. Have you ever wondered how to organize your taxes and accounts? How do you keep your receipts, invoices, and payments straight? And what about your tax deductions: what business expenses qualify as such?

Join this webinar for a chance to hear from certified public accountants who will give you an overview of all that you need to know from the accounting standpoint to run your freelance translation or interpreting business.

Speakers will cover business recordkeeping options, banking, taxation for employees versus independent contractors, and multi-state, local, and foreign tax reporting responsibilities.

You will get professional advice on the costs involved in getting started and structuring your business as well as information about the tax deductions available for small business owners, such as retirement planning, self-employed health insurance, business insurance, business use of home, phone, internet, and purchase of equipment and tools.

This webinar is intended for language services providers who have tax obligations in the U.S.

You will learn how to:

  1. File taxes if you are a U.S. citizen or resident
  2. Manage multi-state tax responsibilities
  3. Estimate start-up costs, such as cash, fixed assets, loans, payroll, and independent contractors
  4. Pay estimated tax in the U.S.—individually, as a business, or via payroll
  5. Take advantage of additional tax deductions, such as business use of home, mileage, phone, internet, and more

About the Presenters

Michael J. Amato is president of Independent Tax & Financial Planners, P.C, founded in 1981. He holds a BSc degree in accounting from LaSalle University as well as several other professional credentials, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dept. of State, State Board of Accountancy, Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP™) credential from the International Board of Standards and Practices for Certified Financial Planners, Life and Health Insurance license from the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance, Certified Fund Specialist (CFS) designation from the Institute of Business and Finance, and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation from the American Institute of Public Accountants.

Patricia L. Keller works for Independent Tax & Financial Planners, P.C, where she is responsible for business client’s accounting, tax, and operational needs, as well as preparation of individual returns. She holds a BSc in accounting from Bloomsburg University and an MBA from Rider University. She has a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation from the State of New Jersey, Department of Law and Public Safety, State Board of Accountancy.

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December 9, 2021
Event Category:
Presenter(s): Michael J. Amato and Patricia L. Keller
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenting Language(s): English
Level: All
ATA CEPs: 1.0

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