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#1125585 - 03/20/17 11:18 AM Paying taxes  
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Does anyone know what the rules are as far as paying taxes on anything you make off of CD Baby and other places you can sell your digital downloads such as Soundclick?

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Any income is taxable but you can claim expenses too against income.

#1125637 - 03/21/17 09:38 AM Re: Paying taxes [Re: MichelleMarie]  
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If a business handles your CD sales you probably had to give them a tax form so they could give you a 1099-something form for your tax returns. You just include it in your yearly taxes. If you do it yourself you need to keep records of your sales and include it in your tax filings. You can probably get the information of how you do that from the IRS. The Tax Services sometimes looks for new employees to train. Could be an opportunity to learn about Taxes.


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#1125650 - 03/21/17 11:50 AM Re: Paying taxes [Re: MichelleMarie]  
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I think it's considered a hobby up to a certain amount, and not taxable Like maybe couple thousand, not sure though.

But most of us won't sell enough downloads to even enter the tax bracket

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Originally Posted by Trentb
I think it's considered a hobby up to a certain amount, and not taxable Like maybe couple thousand, not sure though.

But most of us won't sell enough downloads to even enter the tax bracket


The IRS treats all income as taxable, and every cent you make needs to be accounted for when tax time comes around. Though some income from cash transactions can easily be hidden from the IRS. Did I say that? eek

John smile

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Originally Posted by John Lawrence Schick
Originally Posted by Trentb
I think it's considered a hobby up to a certain amount, and not taxable Like maybe couple thousand, not sure though. But most of us won't sell enough downloads to even enter the tax bracket
The IRS treats all income as taxable, and every cent you make needs to be accounted for when tax time comes around. Though some income from cash transactions can easily be hidden from the IRS. Did I say that? eek John smile
If your hobby is listed as your business yiu get deductions. Selling your music would be considered a business. Years ago when I was doing mlm, I was told I had up to a certain amount before tax needed to be payed.

It may just be that there's not enough money involved for anybody to worry about it With cd baby, your not even likely to ever get your 39 dollars for starting back by way of sales. But always check with your accountant

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