Last week, Clubhouse announced that it will allow users to send money to other creators and speakers, making it the latest addition to platforms that enables content creators to get paid.
You may be a Youtube or Twitch streamer, a speaker on Clubhouse, sending newsletters to your subscribers through Substack, or an OnlyFan creator. But this also means you are self-employed, and your income is subject to self-employment and income taxes. (Even if you are doing this as a side-hustle, you still need to pay taxes.)
The first thing you will need to file your taxes as a content creator is a 1099 form. Clubhouse utilizes Stripe for payments like Substack. We know Substack creators utilize Stripe's dashboard to collect their 1099 forms. This means there is a good chance that Clubhouse will do the same. OnlyFans send 1099 forms from a company called Fenix International Ltd, according to a Reddit FAQ post. Twitch and Youtube require you to provide them your tax information, with a W-9 form.
As a content creator, you can deduct many expenses including:
With Lunafi, you can keep track of all your business expenses and get ready for taxes.
If you wonder what is schedule C on a tax return, read the basics of a Schedule C form for freelancers in this article.
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