Did you know that, “Although you can earn a certain amount of income each year without having to pay taxes or file a tax return, if you are required to file a tax return, all income you receive from any source should be reported on your return. That includes income from side jobs, self-employment, barter exchanges, and any sort of fellowship for which you perform services. If the net income after subtracting expenses is $400 or more you are required to file a tax return and pay self-employment taxes, which will be included as a part of your personal income tax return on Form 1040.”
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Mercedes Diane Griffin Forbes (Diane Griffin) is the primary contributor to DG Speaks and the Founder of the Mercedes Parra Foundation for Women and Girls. She is an internationally recognized expert in marketing and micro-enterprise development with over fifteen years of experience in the US, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Working in the areas of international development, education, and public policy, her career is focused on promoting gender equity, sustainable economic growth, and positive social development.