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What Is the IRS Form 2106?
For tax years prior to 2018, use IRS Form 2106 if you itemize deductions for non-reimbursed work-related expenses such as travel, meals, entertainment or transportation. Read more…

How to Pay Taxes on Gambling Winnings and Losses
For many of us, gambling means buying the occasional lottery ticket on the way home from work, but the Internal Revenue Service says that casual gambling also includes raffles, casino games, poker, sports betting—and, yes, even fantasy football. When you win, your winnings are taxable income, subject to its own tax rules. Read more…

A Tax Filing Factsheet for eBay Sellers
You can find almost anything for sale on eBay, from a piece of fine art to clippings of Justin Bieber’s hair. So it's no surprise that the IRS doesn't view all sellers alike in the online marketplace. You may not have to pay tax at all if you are essentially hosting an online garage sale, but if you run your eBay account more like a business, you should be reporting your sales to the IRS. Read more…

Video: Tax Deductions for Employment Related Expenses
One of the nice things about being an employee is that employers often provide you with everything you need to do your job. But sometimes—you just can't avoid having to pay for some work-related expenses yourself. To find out more about how to deduct these expenses, watch this video. Read more…

Filing Taxes for On-Demand Food Delivery Drivers
Attractive pay with a side of flexibility makes on-demand food delivery an ideal way to put extra cash in your pocket. Like most other income you earn, the money you make delivering food to hungry folks via mobile apps such as — UberEATS, Postmates and DoorDash —is subject to taxes. Read more…


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