If you are a self-employed individual, you have at your discretion to be flexible when reporting your income and deductions on your tax return. Of course, if you receive 1099s, this income will be reported to the IRS, however if you receive cash payments or unreported income, you may be go unnoticed. Besides, will the IRS really know you receive those payments last year? Hey, no one is looking – right?
Wrong! Even if you never been audited or never will, these type of decisions will be certain to catch up with you down the road. [Read more…]