About The Tax Collective

Welcome, we're so glad you're here!

Dealing with taxes and accounting is hard, especially when running a small business or earning income on your own (i.e. self-employment income), and it only gets more complicated as your business grows. When you own your business, there's so much more beyond just filing your taxes once a year - it's a year-round process consisting of bookkeeping, sales tax, payroll tax, quarterly estimated taxes, and so much more. Until you get to that point where you can hire a full time CPA working alongside your business, or bring on an in-house accountant or bookkeeper, you're going to have to figure out how to tackle the various tax and accounting compliance obligations and still have the energy to focus on running your business.

The Tax Collective is a community of creative-minded individuals who share, discover, and connect with each other to navigate the complexities of taxes and accounting in a collaborative online space. Members can follow tax tips, ask questions, receive practical advice, and participate in discussion - all in a friendly and approachable online forum environment. With a community of other small business owners at your side you may discover ways to save on taxes, ways to make bookkeeping easier, understand areas where you may be at risk for tax liability exposure, and most importantly, you won't have to feel the anxiety of trying to deal with taxes and accounting alone as you move forward and grow your business.

The Tax Collective is conceived by Wendy @thetaxmuse, an accountant who has over 10 years of professional tax and accounting experience. She believes that accounting and tax planning are two of the foundations of building a successful small business, but unfortunately many people are not at the stage of their businesses where they can hire a professional to help with these tasks. Her goal is to provide accessible tools and resources to empower small business owners to be in control of the tax and accounting aspects of their finances, which will help them to make better business decisions and ultimately take their business to the next level.


How can I be a member?

***We're almost ready for you! Please sign up on our list to get first access to the commmunity once we're live to the public. You can get on the list from the Home page and click "Join The Tax Collective"*** Once you've reviewed and accepted the site rules, terms & conditions and privacy policy, you can register to be a member. Member approval will be granted within 3 business days.

Can I rely on the information as tax or accounting advice?

No. All posts, tips, comments, responses and info you receive from anyone on this site are for educational purposes only and do not constitute professional accounting, tax, or financial advice. The information you receive is intended to provide you with general information to get you started learning about a specific tax subject so that you can reach out to a professional if needed. Use the information received on this site at your own risk. For more information, please navigate to the Terms and Conditions section under Site Rules+Legal located on the menu bar.

Who should join The Tax Collective?

The Tax Collective is intended for anyone who has to "DIY" their own bookkeeping, taxes, or both. Even if you've hired a professional to prepare your tax returns or handle your bookkeeping, there are still plenty of tax issues and day-to-day compliance obligations which arise throughout the year where you may need support. Changing tax laws and the evolution of your business are inevitable, so there's always more to learn. It's also for anyone who's simply curious!

Is there a cost for membership?

No, The Tax Collective currently offers membership free of charge.

What types of industry or business owners join The Tax Collective?

The Tax Collective is a community geared towards anyone in the creative industry. This includes: - Makers - Etsy shop owners - Online store businesses - Bloggers (fashion, lifestyle, travel, food etc.) - Photographers - Wedding industry (event planners, desginers, floral artists, etc.) - Online content creators - Artists If your business/industry is not listed you'll still likely find it useful and are very welcome to join!