IRS webinar focuses on gig economy

WASHINGTON— The Internal Revenue Service is holding a free webinar designed to help gig workers, employers, contractors and other businesses understand their tax reporting responsibilities.

This free 60-minute webinar will take place on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. It is open to gig workers, businesses, tax professionals and anyone else interested in the tax rules that affect the gig economy. Tax pros can earn one continuing education credit.

Topics to be covered include:

  • What is the gig economy?
  • How does a gig worker know whether they are an employee or self-employed?
  • Business expenses and recordkeeping.
  • Rules for home rentals.
  • Tax payment options.

The webinar will feature a live question and answer session and will be closed captioned for viewers who are deaf or hearing impaired. Anyone interested in attending can register online.

For more information on the gig economy, visit Understanding the Gig Economy and the Gig Economy Tax Center on

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