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Selling on Etsy & Your Taxes
Selling your kid's old bicycle is not likely to cause any tax consequences, but when you sell crafts, vintage or specialty items on websites like Etsy, you must report and pay taxes on your net income. You will also likely need to pay self-employment tax on your profits, and in some locations, you may also be responsible for charging and collecting sales tax. Read more…

Video: Expenses That Are Tax Deductible When Working from Home
If you work from home, you may be entitled to some normally unavailable tax breaks. Your biggest savings will probably come from the home office deduction. This allows you to deduct some of your housing expenses, like your rent, utilities, cleaning service and repairs. Learn more about tax deductions for expenses when working at home in this tax tip video from TurboTax. 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…

Federal Tax Laws on Mileage Reimbursement
Does your employer require you to do some traveling using your own car? Federal tax law allows you to claim a deduction for the business mileage if you're not reimbursed for the expense. Read more…

Can You Claim Gambling Losses on Your Taxes?
Gambling losses are indeed tax deductible, but only to the extent of your winnings. Find out more about reporting gambling losses on your tax return. Read more…


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