INFORMATION ON TAX LAWS AND TAXES FOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS & DESKTOP PUBLISHERS
Freelance Graphic Design Taxes Information - Huge number of freelance tax articles to read up on, including estimated quarterly taxes, IRS audits, deductions, home office deducations, 1099s, and more.
Taxes for Freelance Desktop Publishing Businesses - Isn't there a saying about death and taxes? Well, whatever the adage it is true that if you own your own business you must deal with taxes.
Tax stuff for graphic design - Just wondering how much and what sort of stuff you can claim at tax time for design studios/freelance designers?
Information Guide Graphic Design Services Self-Audit Fact Sheet - The taxability of purchases of tangible personal property and labor services by Graphic Design service providers
C&C of Denver Tax Guide - Graphic Design & Composition - The trade of typesetting has evolved from setting metal type to creating graphics using computer equipment. Today’s services may include a wide range of graphic production such as halftones, typesetting, desktop publishing products and other labor-intensive products manufactured by graphic designers. When tangible personal property is produced for sale, the taxable price includes the entire cost of labor or services...find out more with this article.
Creative Business Online - New regulations are included in Regs 1540, 1542, and 1543 and include laws regarding what design services are taxable, depending on the format(s) the client receives the final art and if the work is done under a lump-sum billling/contract, and more. Find out in this article about taxes for graphic designers.
Web and Taxes - If you work on the Web, or your work is posted directly to the Web, or you transmit your work over the Web, it’s entirely possible that some or all of these actions will create a tax liability. What will you do? Absorb the cost or pass it on to your clients? In short, these taxes will raise the cost of doing business on the Web.
Sales Taxes on Goods and Services - Taxes for freelance desktop publishing businesses
Tax tips for Graphic Designers and Visual Artists - "If seeing the visual art of others is vital to your own creativity, keeps you abreast of current design trends, or clues you in to the latest fashion, then consider the costs [of going to the movies or renting DVDs] a tax deduction." (thx, shane).
Graphic Designers: Tax Facts for Canadians (PDF) - Are you in the graphic design industry? You need to know how British Columbia taxes apply to your business and where to find this information.
Web Designer Tax Tips - These tips apply to your Federal Taxes in the US, and are general in nature. Your individual situation will dictate what deductions you are eligible for.
Business Expenses and Deductions - Taxes for freelance desktop publishing businesses
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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