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Military Personnel Tax Tips
Those who serve in the U.S. armed forces are honored with a number of benefits, ranging from education assistance to retirement. Among the perks are a number of steps to make filing federal income tax returns easier, as well. Read more…

Guide to the Nanny Tax for Babysitters and Employers
When it comes to working in people's homes, the working arrangements are often casual and wages are paid out in cash. This grey area can lead to confusion for both parties, but determining if a nanny or home-care giver is considered a household employee can make tax filing simpler for everyone involved. Read more…

Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Tax Tips
More and more car owners are sharing their vehicles as a way to earn extra cash and offset the costs of owning a car using car-sharing apps like Getaround and Zipcar. Similar to Airbnb's business model, except you can rent out your car to strangers, instead of your home. As a car owner in the peer-to-peer car sharing business, you're also a small business owner for tax reporting purposes. This means you can deduct business-related costs, such as everyday auto expenses. Certain rules and limits apply to the amount and types of deductions you can take, so keep track of your income and expenses. Read more…

Tax Deductions for Business Travelers
When you are self-employed, you generally can deduct the ordinary and necessary expenses of traveling away from home for business from your income. But before you start listing travel deductions, make sure you understand what the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) means by "home," "business," and "ordinary and necessary expenses." Read more…

Taxes 101 for TaskRabbit Taskers
TaskRabbit is an online and mobile marketplace that matches users with "Taskers," the providers of personal services, such as house cleaning, gardening, running errands, doing chores, planning parties and more. It is a good way to earn income while helping others, but as a Tasker, you need to understand the tax implications of being an independent contractor. Read more…


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