Being self-employed has given me a lot of the freedoms that I really did miss having when I was working for a big business. I no longer have the schedule to stick to and I can take care of my kids when they are sick. I don't have to worry about scheduling a family vacation six months in advance and can work extra hours through the week to take the entire weekend off. Unfortunately, these luxuries did come with the additional burden of tax preparation for a self-employed individual. If you are self-employed, visit my site to learn about what to expect during tax season.