I tutor with Wyzant. They don't send out W2's because we're considered independent contractors; we get a 1099 instead. However, they take a significant portion of what tutors earn in fees (30% of every hour tutored). Can I write these fees off as a business expense since I'm using their website as a service to find and work with students?
Yes, if the 1099 includes the fees they keep before payment, you can deduct as a business expense on your Schedule C.
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