Today TaxMama® hears from Cristie in the TaxQuips Forum with a quick question. “I just wanted to know if my husband needs to report the money he makes from an Internet job which pays $400.00 a month? This is on top of his regular job in which taxes are taken out from every paycheck.”

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Dear Christie,

You’re joking, right?

Of course your husband has to pay taxes on his second job, … or third job, or freelance business, or anything he earns. Or you earn.

You already know that, right?

Thanks for making me smile.

Incidentally, if he isn’t having taxes taken out – then this isn’t a job. Then, he’s in business. And he not only has income taxes to pay – but self-employment taxes, as well. In that case, he may need to learn more about his obligations – and the potential tax benefits he can use.  See IRS Publication 334 or my book.

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