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3 Easy Ways to Take Charge of your Taxes as a Freelance Interpreter

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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.

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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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3 Easy Ways to Take Charge of your Taxes as a Freelance Interpreter Webinar
Recorded 07/02/2020
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Amber Robinson (Moderator)

Amber Robinson is an Black Nationally Certified interpreter, ASL performer, and social media
content creator who lives in Birmingham, Alabama. Raised in Talladega, Alabama, she is the
proud daughter of Black Deaf parents who gave her the freedom to create her own story and
the strength to continue the legacy of her Deaf and hearing family members.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Troy University Interpreter Training Program. While
in this program, she noticed the lack of diversity and representation in the interpreting field in
Alabama and developed a passion for bringing more awareness to the skills and talents of Black
interpreters. Also, during her time at Troy, Amber was able to develop a collaborative
partnership with the Troy University Department of Theatre and Dance for the production of
“Once On This Island” in 2017. The production, that predominantly featured minorities,
showcased the talents of Black interpreters and celebrated the usage of ASL within the creative
Amber is currently an educational interpreter for K-5 students within inner city schools. She
strives to be a role model to those aspiring to be a part of the ASL community through
interpreting, as well as to the students she interprets for. As a community interpreter, Amber has
participated in and interpreted several social justice events (i.e. Black Lives Matter protests)
where she demonstrated her role as a trailblazer for the representation of ASL. As one of very
few Black interpreters in the State of Alabama, Amber has raised awareness regarding what
Black interpreters face in the field and community each and every day through music, dance,
and performances - both live and on various social media platforms. Amber has been
recognized for her journey as a Black CODA Interpreter in Buzzfeed, RID Views, and various
other platforms.