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Tax Deadlines You Need to Know

Apr 10, 2024

T-minus five days!!!! Are you on Team Relaxation or Team FREAKING OUT??? Or maybe you are questioning what I am even talking about. April 15th. The deadline for filing your taxes. Hopefully, you are reading this and have already completed it and potentially even received a refund. Whoop! Whoop! But if not, now is the […]

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3 Ways to Separate Your Business from Personal

Apr 3, 2024

This week is a big week in our family! Adalynn turns ONE! Even typing it, I still can’t comprehend it. It has been exhausting but so rewarding, hard but full of fun, trying but oh so worth it! Being a mom has made me take a step back in my business and see how I […]

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Tax Write-Off Series: Shipping and Editing

Mar 6, 2024

Real talk: I am having a slight freak out moment… I just licked (aka pulled the sticker cover off, haha) and sealed up the final envelope for Adalynn’s FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!  What in the world?!? Where did the last year go? I can’t believe I am about to have a one year old. If you […]

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Tax Write-Off Series: Equipment and Contract Labor

Feb 28, 2024

It’s the end of the month!  Have you been staying on top of categorizing your expenses each week? If not, now is the time to make sure February is taken care of, so it doesn’t pile up at the end of the year.  This can be done by: Whichever way you decide to categorize your […]

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Tax Write-Offs for Photographers: Home Office and Uniforms

Jan 23, 2024

Last week, I attended the incredible Creative Educator Conference in Texas. If you’re new around here and haven’t see any of my previous tax write-off videos for photographers, click here for more. Although it was freezing cold outside, the content in the conference was on fire. My hand kept cramping from all the notes I […]

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Tax Write-Offs for Photographers: Marketing and Meals

Jan 17, 2024

Let’s play a game! Which scenario counts as a tax write-off? Scenario 1: “Hey, Heather!” said Jess (Heather’s friend who is a photographer). “Want to go grab lunch together to catch-up?” “Hey Jess! Absolutely!!!!! Let me know what dates you are available, and let’s set it up. I can’t wait to see you and hear […]

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Tax Write-Offs for Photographers

Jan 10, 2024

I am so excited for this blog post because I am doing something brand new on my YouTube channel. This week will be the first week in a series of episodes all on one topic. Tax Write-Offs for Photographers. This topic alone can save your business a lot of money when it comes to your […]

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2023 Tax Year Update

Jan 4, 2024

Can you believe we are in 2024! Where did 2023 go? I hope you had the most memory-filled holiday season and are ready to hit the ground running in the new year. With every new year also brings the dreaded realization that tax season is coming soon. I hope you have been tracking your numbers […]

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Breaking Down an EIN

Dec 27, 2023

Is 2024 the year that you take your photography from a hobby to a legit business? If so, in this weeks episode I am sharing with you one of the first three things you should do for your business. Setting up your business’s EIN. Honestly, your business is not official until you have this. I […]

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Income Percentage for Taxes

Dec 19, 2023

Today, I’m sharing my process on setting money aside throughout the year for taxes. Tax season can be stressful if you are not prepared for it. Using the system that I break down on income percentage for taxes in this week’s YouTube video will set you up for a less stressful tax season and potentially […]

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