California Gig Economy Tax Center
Is income received from gig work taxable?
If you receive income from a gig economy activity it’s generally taxable, even if you don’t receive a Form 1099-K, 1099-MISC, Form W-2, or some other income statement. This is true even if you do it as a side job, or just as a part- time business, and even if you are paid in cash. On the other hand, depending upon the circumstances, some or all of your business expenses may be deductible, subject to the normal tax limitations and rules.
The California Franchise Tax Board encourages taxpayers participating in the gig economy to understand the potential tax issues affecting them.
Helpful Tax Links
- How do you know if you need to file a California state tax return?
- If you are ready to file your tax return, check out these steps to help make filing easier.
- How do I determine if I should be making estimated payments?
- If you need to make estimate payment, follow these instruction.
- Do you qualify for free tax preparation services?
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Last Updated: Wednesday September 19 2018