Military Spouse Entrepreneurs and Taxes

Building a career around military life is challenging for military spouses. Out of frustration, many spouses choose an entrepreneurial path to take control of their career path and earning power. But being a military spouse entrepreneur comes with its own unique set of challenges. In this episode, I talk with Attiyya Ingram about the things military spouses should know about being an entrepreneur, taxes, some of the challenges military life on entrepreneurship, and how to handle them. Attiyya is a military spouse, entrepreneur, and Accreditated Financial Counselor. She is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she graduated, with honors, from Hampton University with a B.S. degree in Accounting. Attiyya found her passion for helping others gain control of their financial well-being when volunteering with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Soon after, she expanded her financial education by attending Boston University and earning a graduate certificate in financial planning. All of this work culminated in her selection as a 2011 Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Military Spouse Fellow. In 2012, she successfully completed the fellowship and was designated an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC)®. I enjoyed talking with Attiyya about some of the challenges we both faced as milspouse entrepreneurs. You’d be surprised at the one simple thing we needed as moms, wives, and entrepreneurs to set us up for success.

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Military Spouse Entrepreneurs and Taxes Episode Details

  • Rules for starting a business while stationed overseas
  • Importance of understanding rules for self-employed overseas
  • Getting started and communicating goals with your spouse
  • Prioritizing what you need for your business and setting boundaries
  • Military Spouse Residency Relief Act (MSRRA) basics and benefits
  • Tax strategies and tips
  • Finding help with your taxes

Military Spouse Entrepreneurs and Taxes Resources

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