For freelance travelers, April can seem like a nightmare of all the adult questions you’ve been trying to avoid all year: Does travel insurance count as Obamacare? How do I prove I’m a real adult with real-people work when I don’t even have a postal address? And how do I go about getting one of those 401(k)s my friends back home keep talking about?
Though US taxes are confusing for practically everyone, freelance travelers experience twice the amount of work, stress, and headaches come April.
Before that dreaded April 18th deadline comes, here are a few things you might want to know to get things in order. Take a deep breath: you are a legitimate human being with legitimate work and with a little bit of help, the IRS will recognize it.