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Online tutoring and QBI (qualified business income)

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For the past couple of years, I have worked as an online tutor both for U.S.- and overseas-based companies (all my work has been done from the U.S.). I work as an independent contractor and do not receive any tax forms from these companies. My question is about the Qualified Business Income deduction. I don't really consider myself to have a tutoring "business," as these have been side jobs for me. However, do I still enter this income as Schedule C income, and does the income earned from these jobs count toward the QBI deduction? Also, does my work done for the foreign company also qualify, since the work was done in the U.S.?

 

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ThomasM125
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Online tutoring and QBI (qualified business income)

Yes, your income is considered business income since you are providing services as a non-employee. As such, your income would be considered qualified business income (QBI). Your income would also be considered QBI even though you are providing services to sources in a foreign country.

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ThomasM125
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Online tutoring and QBI (qualified business income)

Yes, your income is considered business income since you are providing services as a non-employee. As such, your income would be considered qualified business income (QBI). Your income would also be considered QBI even though you are providing services to sources in a foreign country.

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Online tutoring and QBI (qualified business income)

Thank you so much!

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