Do You Have to Report Your Online Income?

This I’m sure it a question that’s crossed your mind. Come to find out some of the things you may believe are myths. If you have an online business – whether it’s selling on eBay, affiliate marketing, direct selling, or even a service you offer – you’ve probably wondered at some point if and when you have to report that income.

Well, CPA and fellow online business owner, Kristine McKinley, answers this question for us here. According to Kristine…

* You must report all income earned. It’s a common misconception that if you don’t earn much or if you’re just doing it as a hobby that it’s not reportable or taxable. That’s not true. All income is reportable from the first dollar earned.

* It doesn’t matter if you receive a 1099 or not. It also doesn’t matter if you earn less than a certain amount. Another myth is that if you earn less than $600 you don’t have to report the income. Again, it’s just not true.

* However, you are allowed to deduct business expenses from your income, so just because you have to report your income doesn’t mean you’ll have to pay any taxes. If you have expenses that are as much as or greater than your income, then you won’t owe any taxes, and you may even be able to use that loss to reduce other taxable income.

To learn more about how your online income is taxable, and what expenses you can deduct, please check out the “Your Top Tax Questions Answered” teleseminar and ebook.

Make sure you have all the FACTS you need to file your taxes the right way!

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