The freelancer's guide to tax

The freelancer's guide to tax

Tax doesn't have to be difficult – and there's plenty you can do to reduce your annual bill.

Whether you're a freelancer working from home or in a studio, being your own boss comes with much responsibility. But short deadlines, how to draw your next piece and the constant worry of cashflow aren't the biggest fears of freelance designers. Nope, that's the tax man, but he needn't be, because getting your tax situation under control and in hand is far easier than you might assume.

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