Year end guide

Read our simple, easy-to-understand tips to help you conquer year end.

Everything is (not) fine

The day the government took all my money

It’s every business owner’s worst nightmare: You didn’t educate yourself about filing your taxes and now you’re in trouble. Read one woman’s story of starting her first business and learning a very big lesson when she landed in hot water with the government.

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Your taxes are done…now how do you file them?

Once your taxes are completed, what’s the best way to file them? Both the CRA and IRS websites are notoriously hard to navigate so we’ve simplified the journey for you. Read about the three filing options and find out which one suits you and your business best.

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Your ultimate guide to fearless filing

Filing taxes for the first time is confusing when you’re a small business owner or freelancer. Conquer your fears—and your year end—with Wave’s Fearless Filing Guide. Read case studies and get real tips to make working with your accountant easier.

Key Tax Terms

Decoding common tax terms

Feeling a bit lost in all the technical jargon for year end? Read our glossary of common tax terms and phrases to figure out what you need to know.

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How I learned a $6,000 lesson about freelance taxes

Filing your taxes improperly can be a costly mistake. Read how one freelancer miscalculated the amount she owed and what the effect was on her business. Plus, get valuable advice on how you can plan ahead and avoid the same problems.

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Tackle year end like a boss

Year end is a stressful time for freelancers and small business owners. But did you know it’s also the best time to take control of your business and influence its growth? We’ve got four steps you can follow to overcome year-end stress and get empowered.

Tax Season

10 times filing your taxes was like Stranger Things

Tax season can sometimes seem a bit scary. See how the heroic residents of Hawkins would feel if they were in your shoes crunching numbers instead of battling the supernatural.