3 Easy Ways to Take Charge of your Taxes as a Freelance Interpreter
Recorded On: 07/02/2020
Do you ever feel unprepared for tax season? Are you confused about deductions, quarterlies and handling multiple income sources? You are not alone! With interpreting being such a unique field, it can be difficult to find accurate tax guidance. In this workshop, participants will learn 3 practical strategies interpreters can use to get organized for this year’s taxes and make future tax seasons smoother. With an efficient process in place, interpreters can breathe easier knowing they are ready for tax season every year.
RID is providing this workshop as an opportunity for safe, respectful learning and will not permit harassment, discrimination or horizontal violence based on another's comments, questions, schema, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.
- Participants will be able to indicate at least 2 differences between 1099 and W2 income
- Participants will be able to identify at least 3 business deductions
- Participants will be able to identify at least 3 recordkeeping apps
- Participants will learn how to save for and pay quarterly estimated taxes
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Rosemary Bocian (Moderator)
Rosemary Bocian, MA, EA, NIC, has been an ASL freelance interpreter for 9 years. In 2017 she co-authored the book "The Interpreter's Quick Guide to Self-Employment" which is currently being used by Interpreter Training Programs nationwide and sold on Amazon as well as at select Barnes & Nobles locations. Following publication, she began teaching workshops across the nation including the 2019 RID National Conference. Rosemary received both her Bachelor’s in ASL Interpretation and Master’s in Deaf Studies: Culture from Gallaudet University. As a professional tax preparer (EA), author and seasoned speaker, Rosemary presents the complex world of taxes in plain language so that interpreters can thrive in the profession.