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How To Fill Out Form W-9 For 1099 Work

This post shows you how to fill out Form W-9 when you start a new 1099 engagement. Purpose Of Form When you start a new 1099 gig, they'll probably ask you to fill out IRS Form W-9, "Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification." No big deal. It's just...

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Ways to Pay Tax on Your Locums Income

When you work locums, you're self employed and nobody is withholding taxes for you. The question is, how and when do you make your locum tenens tax payments? Read on to find out. Ways To Pay Tax On Your Locums Income There are three ways to pay tax on your locums...

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Ways You Can Save Taxes As A Locums Doc

Here are three ways you can save taxes as a locums doc: keep good records, deduct all unreimbursed expenses, and maximize deductions related to self-employment. Keep Good Records Three reasons to keep good records: Capture all the deductions you’re entitled to. Reduce...

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Should I Do My Own Taxes?

Tax preparation must be done right, but it's less valuable than tax planning. This is because preparing your tax return just reports what already happened. You can do your own taxes or use an accountant. Below are comments on both routes. Bottom line: We recommend...

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How to Avoid Tax Surprises on April 15th

Many docs wait anxiously for their tax return to be done. They have no idea if they'll owe, or how much. If they owe a lot, they scramble to come up with the cash, then worry the same thing will happen next year. This is especially common for doctors who work locum...

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