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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…

Flexible Spending Accounts: A Once-A-Year Tax Break
No health insurance policy covers everything, and that's where Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) come in. FSAs are basically bank accounts reserved to pay for your out-of-pocket health care costs. Of course, anyone can put aside money to cover health expenses, but what makes an FSA special is that you don't have to pay taxes on the money you put into it. Read more…

Self-Employed Less Than a Year? How to Do Your Taxes
Have you been self-employed less than a year? If you’re just starting out, it’s possible you worked at a job earlier in the tax year before making the switch to self-employment, or you’re working multiple jobs. In this case, you may have more than one source of income you’ll need to report on your income tax return. Read more…

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