Ask an Accountant: Reporting Affiliate Income Under $600

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Thanks to Mom on Dealz for sharing her series, Ask an Accountant!  Sharon is married to an experienced accountant.  Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round.

Question:
I am a blogger who works with various affiliate companies and vendors. Is it true that if one of them pays me less than $600 a year then I don’t have to claim that income?

Answer:
No, that is not true. You have to claim everything you make. However, if you earn less than $600 from a company, they do not have to send you a 1099.  Basically the company is not required to report it but you still should.

*Please keep in mind this post is for informational purposes only and answers given are very general. Many things depend on individual circumstances. Please contact your personal accountant or financial advisor for your particular situation.

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