Do you rent a spare room in your house or provide car rides for a fee? If so, you may be a part of the sharing or “gig” economy. If you made any income from such platforms, you have some key financial details to address when filing your taxes.
Is the income taxable?
Yes. No matter whether you made money full or part time, the IRS taxes the income you make.
Can you take deductions?
Some business-expenses deductions may apply for taxpayers who qualify. A deduction for a business expense could be an item, such as claiming the standard mileage rate if you use your car for business.
Do taxes apply if you rent a home you also live in?
You will generally have to account for specific tax rules if you rent a home that you live in at any point throughout the year. You can identify the status of taxable rental income using the IRS tax assistant tool.
* This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.
Tip adapted from IRS.gov
 IRS.gov, February 25, 2020