When the Lemonade Stand Makes Bank: Young Entrepreneurs and Taxes

This article was published by the IRS. Teens and young adults often go into business for themselves over the summer or after school. This work can include babysitting, lawn mowing, dog walking or other part-time or temporary work. When a teen or young adult is an employee of a business, their employer withholds taxes from their [...]

People Can Protect Themselves from Tax-related Identity Theft with an Identity Protection PIN

This article was published by the IRS. Identity Protection PINs stop identity thieves from filing fraudulent tax returns. When a taxpayer chooses to participate in this program, the IRS assigns them a six-digit number which the taxpayer uses to prove their identity when they file their tax return. This extra layer of protection provides peace of [...]

Understanding Taxpayer Rights: The Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and Be Heard

This article was published by the IRS. Every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights when working with the IRS which are known collectively as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. One of these is the right to challenge the IRS's position and be heard. Here are some details about what this right means for taxpayers. Taxpayers [...]

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 [...]

Taxable and Nontaxable Income

This video was published by the IRS. Most income is taxable and must be reported on your federal income tax return. But what you may not know is that some income is only partially taxable, or not taxed at all. For example, child support payments and welfare benefits are tax-free. Gifts and inheritances are generally tax-free [...]

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