How much can I make as a daycare provider before I am responsible for reporting child care income?
If you provide daycare services with the intention of making a profit, you’re considered self-employed and responsible for reporting child care income. So, report self-employment income and expenses on Schedule C. If your net income minus expenses is $400 or more, you’ll also need to:
- File Schedule SE
- Pay self-employment taxes
The minimum income amount depends on your filing status and age. In 2017 for example, the minimum for single filing status if under age 65 is $10,400. If your income is below that threshold, you generally do not need to file a federal tax return. Review our full list for other filing statuses and ages.
If you’ve contributed too much to your IRA for a given year, you’ll need to contact your bank or investment company to request the withdrawal of the excess IRA contributions. Depending on when you discover the excess, you may be able to remove the excess IRA contributions and avoid penalty taxes.
If you are lucky enough to have your student loans paid off by someone else, you may have to think about the tax implications. Learn more at H&R Block.
Uber and Lyft drivers must file self-employment income taxes. Learn more with the tax experts at H&R Block.