For part of last year I was working as a freelancer while pushing my startup. The rest of the year was getting paid a salary at a full-time job while I put personal stuff on hold temporarily (tough times).
My 2015 year was: freelance Jan 1 to Apr 24. Full time work April 27 to Dec 31.
I filed my taxes based on this. I claimed all my freelance expenses (as much as I could) only for the Jan to April timeframe. As a result, I OWED taxes to the IRS… Did I leave money on the table??
Should I have claimed freelancer expenses for the FULL year even though I kinda stopped freelance in April because I was employed full time? This could get me the max expenses claimed and perhaps avoided owing anything? Or is that illegal double dipping?