Are You Having Tax-Time Headaches?
Expense Hints For Freelance Voice Actors
March 17, 2017
By Natasha Marchewka
As a freelance voice talent, filing taxes can be done as a self-employed person, as a small business, or even as a Corporation, such as in my case.
Here are a couple lessons I've learned.
LIST ALL EXPENSES
I did A LOT of equipment purchases and exchanges last year, to try out new mics and to outfit my Studio Bricks booth.
Compiling the receipts at year-end was a nightmare.
Throughout the year, make sure to log all your purchases on an expense list, even anything paid by a credit, because credit charges wonít necessarily show up on your PayPal or bank account statement, if youíre paying from a store credit outright.
Further, I was writing down all expenses, then reconciling them with PayPal AND my bank accounts and credit card.
However, the bank and PayPal statements are as accurate as youíre going to get, so writing everything down ended up being redundant. Time saver for next year.
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A broadcast and non-broadcast voice talent, Natasha Marchewka has recorded 10,000+ commercials and voice over projects over the span of 11 years, and has grown her business exponentially through referrals from happy clients throughout North America and around the globe. Her clients range from World Vision to major brands like Electrolux, and from local businesses to international organizations. After a Bachelorís degree in Radio Television Arts, several years of singing in New York, and many jobs paying her dues, Natasha started her business with a six month-old in the background. As an at-home entrepreneur, she has also moved to three different countries within 10 years with two kids, two pets, and a husband in tow. She practices Yoga to quieten the crazy.
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