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Big_Ryan
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Posted Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:22PM
today is my last day working the art dept of a tshirt company

from now on i will be doing a mix of freelance and istock




anyone else out there doing something similar?

any tips?

how do you deal with taxes/ health coverage ?
KathrynSK
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Posted Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:23PM
Congratulations!
blamb
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Posted Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:51PM

how do you deal with taxes/ health coverage ?

 pay them/don't live in the US 
chuntise
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Posted Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:08PM
The latter choice is starting to sound really appealing.
d00dleClosed-B
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Posted Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:51PM
I just join istock. I was thinking myself how tax works on here. Do you actually have to play taxes since it's online. Anyways, I wouldn't count on doing freelancing or istockphoto as a full-time job.
Big_Ryan
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Posted Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:52PM
Posted By blamb:

how do you deal with taxes/ health coverage ?

pay them/don't live in the US wink

 

 

wheres a good place to live that has no taxes and really great surfing?     and is relativly safe 
simonox
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Posted Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:24PM
the moon
circean
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Posted Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:35PM
wheres a good place to live that has no taxes and really great surfing? and is relativly safe


 


The Oregon coast? They don't have taxes, I'm not sure about the surfing though
simonox
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Posted Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:36PM
you sometimes need taxis when you need to get home late at night...
CatLane
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Posted Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:42PM
you're crazy oxo
Posted By simonox:
you sometimes need taxis when you need to get home late at night...
FreeTransform
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Posted Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:46PM
"quiting" ? Just don't become an English teacher.

There's no sales tax in Oregon and no state income tax in Washington.

Do you actually have to play taxes since it's online.


I wouldn't try that excuse on the IRS
Big_Ryan
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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2007 2:11AM

Posted By FreeTransform:
"quiting" ? Just don't become an English teacher.

There's no sales tax in Oregon and no state income tax in Washington.

Do you actually have to play taxes since it's online.


I wouldn't try that excuse on the IRS :)




yeah, but those places are freezing, and i hear oregon gets your hard with property tax, also they have giant sharks in the pacific northwest, really big hungry hyperactive sharks


i live in san diego right now by the way, i would have a tough time leaving
PaCondryx
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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2007 3:26AM
Posted By ULTRA_GENERIC:
Posted By blamb:

how do you deal with taxes/ health coverage ?

pay them/don't live in the US wink





wheres a good place to live that has no taxes and really great surfing? and is relativly safe
Try Swisse or Montecarlo.


(Edited on 2007-09-01 03:27:54 by xladybirdx)
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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2007 5:17AM

Posted By d00dle:
I just join istock. I was thinking myself how tax works on here. Do you actually have to play taxes since it's online.


Of course you have to pay them.
heather_mcgrath
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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2007 10:09AM
Good luck to you! I did the same 15 years ago, quit a corporate job and have been freelance ever since. The freedom is great, but I have a husband who is the main bread winner. I would never go back to a corporate job, yuck!
Calif. is expensive, I live in OC, crazy!!!!!!! Maybe try Northern Calif, property is a little cheaper, you could surf Mavericks
bortonia
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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2007 12:18PM
Congrats!!!
viridian1
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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2007 6:25PM

Congrats on taking the leap.

I've been working independently since 1984 (after 6 months at a regular job). My wife and I work together (since 1989). For us it was the right decision, although we could make more money and have less paperwork to deal with in a corporate job. Yeah, taxes and healthcare are a pain. But we like the odd little world we've built for ourselves.
(I'm not sure it's much cheaper here in Northern Calif. But I love the scenery. )
TiffanyHinnen
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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2007 9:34PM
Texas has no state income tax, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you like trucks, country music, smoking and super-sizing everything (I really mean EVERYTHING!).  Wouldn't know about the surfing thing.  I live near a lake, and all we have is fishing and water skiing.  Personally, I'm not found of the part of Texas I'm in (if you couldn't tell). 
Big_Ryan
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Posted Sun Sep 2, 2007 1:00AM

Posted By TiffanyHinnen:
Texas has no state income tax, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you like trucks, country music, smoking and super-sizing everything (I really mean EVERYTHING!).  Wouldn't know about the surfing thing.  I live near a lake, and all we have is fishing and water skiing.  Personally, I'm not found of the part of Texas I'm in (if you couldn't tell).  :)





ha! it doesnt sound like it
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