Question

If I lose money every year, do I still need to report hobby income using Form 1099-MISC hobby income?

Answer

Regarding 1099-MISC hobby income, report hobby income on your Form 1040 as “Other income.” A hobby is an activity that has no expectation of a profit.

You can only deduct hobby expenses up to the amount of hobby income you received. If you itemize, report the deductions on Schedule A. The deductions are subject to the 2.00% limit. You can’t claim a loss from a hobby.

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