Expert Self-Employed Tax Return Services | Lakeline Tax

Lakeline Tax professionals help self-employed individuals with their tax returns. We methodically review your paperwork, receipts, and past tax returns and use the right tax strategies that will help you receive the right deductions and reduce taxes to retain more of your income.  We combine income tax prep solutions with other areas of expertise, offering our clients an all-in-one tax solution.
Expert Self-Employed Tax Return Services
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Expert Self-Employed Tax Return Services with IRS Enrolled Agents 

Are you self-employed? Whether you’re a freelancer, consultant, gig worker, small business owner, or fall into various other self-employment categories, navigating the complexities of self-employed tax returns can be challenging. At Lakeline Tax, our team of IRS Certified Enrolled Agents is here to make sure you not only meet your tax obligations but also maximize deductions and reduce your tax burden. We understand that self-employed individuals have unique financial situations, and our expertise lies in helping you make the most of your hard-earned income.

Who is Self-Employed According to Tax Laws?

There are several different categories of self-employed professionals, for example:

  • Software Consultants: Imagine you’re a software consultant offering your expertise to various clients. We’ll help you navigate the maze of deductible expenses, such as software tools, professional memberships, and home office costs.

  • Mortgage Loan Professionals: As a mortgage loan professional, understanding tax benefits like deducting marketing expenses, travel costs, and continuing education is crucial. We’ll ensure you claim all eligible deductions.

  • Healthcare Professionals: We know that healthcare professionals often have unique expenses related to licensing, certifications, and patient care. We’ll work with you to identify these deductions and optimize your tax situation.

  • Handyman Services: Whether you’re a plumber, electrician, or general handyman, we’ll guide you through potential deductions for tools, equipment, and vehicle expenses to reduce your tax liability.

  • Stock Traders: For active stock traders, tax planning is essential to minimize capital gains tax. We’ll help you understand the intricacies of stock trading taxes and explore tax-efficient strategies.

  • Cryptocurrency Traders: Cryptocurrency traders face complex tax situations due to the volatile nature of digital assets. We’ll assist you in tracking crypto transactions, reporting gains, and staying compliant with IRS guidelines.

  • Startup Advisors: Startup advisors often receive equity or stock options in place of traditional income. We’ll help you navigate the tax implications of equity compensation and maximize deductions related to startup advisory work.

Being self-employed means you have the freedom to control your finances, but it also comes with added responsibilities, especially when it comes to taxes. Self-employment taxes consist of Social Security and Medicare contributions, which can be as high as 15.3% of your income. Understanding tax laws, deductions, and deadlines is essential to ensuring your financial stability.

Tax Challenges for the Self-Employed

Self-employed individuals face unique tax challenges, including:

  • Calculating and paying self-employment taxes.
  • Identifying deductible business expenses.
  • Managing quarterly tax payments.
  • Navigating tax credits and deductions specific to self-employment.
  • Ensuring compliance with federal and state tax laws.
How Lakeline Tax Can Help

At Lakeline Tax, we have a proven track record of assisting self-employed professionals across various industries. Here are some scenarios that illustrate how we can help:

  1. Maximizing Deductions: We work with you to identify deductible expenses such as office supplies, equipment, software tools, professional memberships, and home office costs.
  2. Quarterly Tax Planning: As a gig worker earning variable income, managing quarterly tax payments can be challenging. We’ll work with you to ensure you meet deadlines and avoid penalties. Mortgage loan professionals benefit from our guidance on managing quarterly tax payments and claiming deductions for marketing expenses and continuing education.
  3. Tax Credits: If you’re eligible for tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Child Tax Credit, we’ll ensure you receive the maximum benefit. Healthcare professionals can take advantage of tax credits related to patient care expenses, and we’ll ensure you receive the maximum benefit.
  4. Business Structure: Whether you’re considering forming an LLC, S-Corp, or other entity, we’ll advise you on the best structure for your business to minimize your taxes.
  5. Capital Gains Strategies: Stock traders receive expert advice on minimizing capital gains tax through tax-efficient trading strategies.
  6. Cryptocurrency Tax Compliance: Cryptocurrency traders can rely on us to track crypto transactions, report gains accurately, and stay compliant with IRS guidelines.
  7. Equity Compensation Planning: Startup advisors receive guidance on the tax implications of equity compensation and strategies to optimize their tax situation.
  8. Record-Keeping: Proper record-keeping is essential for self-employed individuals. We’ll guide you on maintaining organized financial records to simplify tax preparation.
  9. Trustworthy Guidance: Lakeline Tax is committed to providing accurate and reliable tax services. Our expertise is backed by a thorough understanding of IRS publications and tax laws. We stay up-to-date with the latest changes in tax regulations to ensure you receive the best advice and service.
Common Deductions and Tax Benefits for the Self-Employed

Self-employed professionals can take advantage of various deductions and tax benefits, including:

  • Home office deductions
  • Business mileage deductions
  • Health insurance premiums deductions
  • Retirement plan contributions
  • Self-employed health insurance deductions
  • Section 179 depreciation deductions
  • and many more
Key Tax Deadlines for the Self-Employed
  • Quarterly estimated tax payments: April 15, June 15, September 15, and January 15.
  • Annual tax return filing deadline: April 15.

Our commitment to excellence and a track record of success set us apart in the Austin metro area.

  1. Expertise: Our team consists of IRS Certified Enrolled Agents with extensive experience in self-employed tax preparation.

  2. Convenience: We offer a secure online portal and a mobile app for easy access to your account, anytime and anywhere.

  3. Transparent Pricing: We provide a clear fee structure with no hidden charges, so you’ll know exactly what you owe.

  4. Peace of Mind: Focus on your work while we handle your finances. Your taxes are in excellent hands at Lakeline Tax.

Tax Planning is the key to successfully and legally reducing your self-employed tax liability. We go beyond tax compliance and proactively recommend tax-saving strategies to maximize your after-tax income.

We constantly update our knowledge and keep ourselves current with the latest tax laws and develop new techniques to save our clients the most money on their taxes. Click here to check the Credentials and Qualifications for Tax preparation experts.

Lakeline Tax provides tax preparation services for everyone including Individual Tax PreparationBusiness Tax Preparation, Partnership & Corporate Taxes, Bookkeeping, Tax Planning, and Tax Resolution, serving Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Liberty Hill, and surrounding cities, along with all 50 states. We utilize QuickBooks and are certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors. Get more done with us.