Are Up to Date on Your Taxes for Your Side Job?
Are you up to date on your taxes for your side job? The saying goes: “Don’t quit your day job.” Millions of Americans take that advice to heart, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t investigating other avenues for making additional money. There are all kinds of side jobs, from small hobbies to night jobs, or gigs on the weekend. The number of different side jobs is endless, but what about the tax implications?
If you have a “side job” or something you do to make a little extra cash in addition to your regular job, you need to understand all the taxes involved. Even if you aren’t making a lot of money from your extra endeavor you still have to keep track of it.
The IRS counts any income you have and you are responsible to report it. Another thing to keep in mind is that income from a side business is not all the same. For example, if you earn money from a hobby you can claim deductions, but they cannot be higher than your income.
On the other hand, when your side gig is more than just a hobby you can claim deductions, as well as carry losses from other years, either backward or forward. No matter which type of side income you claim be sure to keep track of detailed records. You might also need to pay estimated tax payments so you don’t get a surprise bill at the end of the tax season.
Lastly, if you are making money from a side job and it starts to get more complicated, then it’s always a good idea to visit with a tax professional for help.
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