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You are allowed deductions for ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in the course of business under §162, but you must also keep adequate records to substantiate expenses which can at times seem esoteric if not convoluted. Deductible travel expenses for example under §274(d) are based on whether or not the...

The IRS has developed a rule of thumb for analyzing business losses called the Hobby Loss Rule of Thumb that basically says if a business reports a net profit in 3 out of the last 5 years it is presumed to be a for-profit business. Similarly...

Sec. 183 denies loss deductions beyond income earned from activities in which the taxpayer does not intend to make a profit. These deductions are typically referred to as "hobby losses." Generally, an activity is presumed to be carried on for-profit if it makes a profit...

Since a hobby is something done for personal pleasure it is not a trade or business, should income be generated from a hobby the gross income is reported on Line 21, Form 1040. The cost of the materials used to make the item sold directly...

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