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Reminder for 10/20/2021 Seminar: Economic NEXUS vs Sales Tax NEXUS – learn more and become better prepared to ask and answer the tough questions, such as:

  • What does it mean for out-of-state sellers?
  • How or will this decision affect more than just sales tax nexus?
  • What does economic nexus mean for sales tax?
  • Does having a physical presence in a state still matter for sales tax?
  • Is the traditional nexus for sales tax still alive and well?
  • Do we need to begin filing in the 45 states that have a sales taxing system?
  • When to recommend to a client to file income/sales tax in that state?

10/20/2021 Seminar on Business Ethics & NEXUS

10/6/2021 Seminar on Employee Retention Credit, Tax Updates & Business Ethics


Hobby or Business?

Taxpayers must report on their tax return the income earned from hobbies. The rules for how to report the income and expenses depend on whether the activity is a hobby or a business. There are special rules and limits for deductions taxpayers can claim for hobbies. Here are four tax tips to consider:

  1. Is it a Business or a Hobby?  A key feature of a business is that people do it to make a profit. People engage in a hobby for sport or recreation, not to make a profit. Consider nine factors when determining whether an activity is a hobby. Make sure to base the determination on all the facts and circumstances.
  2. Allowable Hobby Deductions.  Within certain limits, taxpayers can usually deduct ordinary and necessary hobby expenses. An ordinary expense is one that is common and accepted for the activity. A necessary expense is one that is appropriate for the activity.
  3. Limits on Hobby Expenses.  Generally, taxpayers can only deduct hobby expenses up to the amount of hobby income. If hobby expenses are more than its income, taxpayers have a loss from the activity. However, a hobby loss can’t be deducted from other income.
  4. How to Deduct Hobby Expenses.  Taxpayers must itemize deductions on their tax return to deduct hobby expenses. Expenses may fall into three types of deductions, and special rules apply to each type.