Earning Side Income: Is It a Hobby or a Business?

This article was published by the IRS. Whether it's something they've been doing for years or something they just started to make extra money, taxpayers must report income earned from hobbies in 2020 on next year's tax return. What's the difference between a hobby and a business? A business operates to make a profit. People engage [...]

Small Business Tax Workshop

The IRS Small Business Tax Workshop is a series of online training videos covering tax topics for new and established small business owners. The first four topics in the workshop cover federal taxes, Schedule C, filing/paying taxes electronically, and the business use of your home - no matter the type of business you have, or if [...]

Here’s What Taxpayers Need to Know about Paying Taxes on Their Hobby Activities

This article was published by the IRS. Many people are engaged in hobby activities that are also a source of income. For example, some people started selling handmade items during the pandemic. These people must report this income on their tax return. A hobby is any activity that a person pursues because they enjoy it and [...]

Town of Plymouth’s “COVID-19 Daily Update” – May 27, 2020

In this week’s Wednesday episode (May 27, 2020) of the Town of Plymouth’s “COVID-19 Daily Update,” Heather reported that she still hasn't seen movement on fixing the issue of expenses being deductible regarding the PPP loans, which will directly impact how many taxes are owed at the end of the year. The AICPA is working hard [...]

Jan. 31 Filing Deadline Remains for Employer Wage Statements, Independent Contractor Forms

The following article was published by the IRS. Employers and other businesses should remember that wage statements and independent contractor forms still have a January 31 filing deadline. Before the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, employers generally had a longer period of time to file these forms. But the 2015 law made a permanent [...]

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