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fauxpaw31
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Is airbnb self employed income or rental inome

Is Airbnb considered rental income or self employment income

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georgesT
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Is airbnb self employed income or rental inome

If you rented this property for 14 days or less, you are not required to report the rental income. But you also cannot deduct any related expenses. 

Rental activity for Airbnb may be reported in two different areas of your tax return, for specific reasons, and with different outcomes. Please review this article for a discussion of these options so you may choose the most appropriate place to report this on your return: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/tax-issues-when-renting-your-home-airbnb-vrbo.html

Most taxpayers chose to report Airbnb rental activity on Schedule E. If this applies to you, start under Wages & Income >> Rental Properties (or search for "Schedule E") and follow these instructions:  Where do I enter income and expenses from a rental property?


If you provide services to your guests and choose to report your income from Airbnb as self-employment on Schedule C, you may be able to use Schedule C-EZ in the Deluxe and Premier versions of TurboTax Online. 

Start under Wages & Income1099-Misc and Other Common IncomeIncome from 1099-Misc (or search for "1099-MISC"). Even though Airbnb probably gave you only an Earnings Summary, enter the income reported to you as if from 1099-Misc and indicate that you may also have income for 2016 from the same source. (Note that if you have any expenses, you will be prompted to upgrade). Based on your entries, TurboTax will prepare Schedule C-EZ for your return.

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