Filing guide For independent contractor taxes

Independent contractor, freelancer or gig worker Whatever term you use, self-employed individuals have additional responsibilities each tax year. Don’t worry – this isn’t a job you have to do on your own. We’re here to make understanding gig worker taxes easier for you.

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The big deal about gig income and taxes

Do gig workers pay taxes? Yes, but how it works is very different if you’re used to filing taxes with a W-2 job.

Get an overview of filing taxes as an independent contractor.

Gig economy tax deductions

Deductions lower your income, helping you lower your overall tax bill. Self-employed and gig workers can take advantage of tax deductions that individuals can’t.

Forms 1099 for gig workers and Schedule C

Your 1099 gig worker forms and Schedule C are used to report your income to the IRS. Luckily, you don’t need to be a forms expert to understand the details. That’s where our expertise comes in!