As 2018 comes to a close, savvy travelers know that end-of-year best and worst lists will soon give way to a brand new year filled with endless possibilities, exciting destinations, and incredible gigs. While this is all great news, a new year also means it will soon be time for your annual mission of travel nurse tax prep.
But have no fear! Although they say nothing is certain in this world but death and taxes, we are certain that you are going to rock this whole travel nurse tax thing.
Where do I start?
As veteran travelers know, the process of travel nurse tax prep is actually best started on January 1. Tracking all of your expenses, transactions, and income throughout the year will make your job so much easier when it comes time to file your taxes. If you didn’t keep the best track throughout 2018, don’t worry. You will get through this year’s process, and then just make it a New Year’s resolution to do a better job of keeping track along the way in 2019.
Who can help me?
Your recruiter is a good starting point for questions about traveler taxes. He or she should be able to help point you in the right direction despite likely not being a tax expert themselves. So, feel free to start there, but don’t expect them to be the ultimate, best resource.
However, speaking of “the ultimate, best resource” for travel nurse tax prep, you will want to write this down: TravelTax.com is an incredible resource for this!
Spearheaded by the travel nurse tax guru, Joseph C. Smith, who has more than 20 years’ experience specializing in tax prep for mobile healthcare professions, this website is basically the bible for all things travel tax. There are incredible resources on the Travel Tax site, like this 2018 tax workbook and a whole page of travel tax FAQs.
Digging into TravelTax.com should help you get ready to take on your 2018 travel nurse tax prep with gusto and grace. Good luck!
Written by Sarah Wengert