The IRS recently sent a news release reminding taxpayers that all income must be reported, including such from the gig economy. The gig economy is where workers earn money from on-demand roles, services, or goods.
Gig economy jobs include grocery delivery, creative or professional services, or transportation.
Taxpayers may find that jobs in the gig economy provide more flexibility, allow for additional pay, and provide a better work-life balance. In the last few years, these types of roles have become more common, although the process of declaring the income may be confusing.
These jobs are often short-term and can be performed via an app or website. Employers from these roles will issue a Form 1099-K or 1099-MISC. This income must be noted on your tax return. Provide all income to our tax professionals, and we will ensure that it is correctly recorded and submitted as required by the IRS.