Freelancer tax rate calculator

As a self-employed freelancer, taxes are not being withheld from your paychecks. That’s why it’s important to set aside money during the year to avoid a nasty surprise. Discover how much to set aside, below.

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Approx. part your of self-employment income you should set aside for taxes

Break it down for me

Self-employment tax
Federal income tax
+ 8%
XX State income tax
+ 3%
Unless you’ve been paying quarterly taxes, you’ll owe around $XXXX at tax time.

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