Gig Economy and Self Employment Taxes
Even before the pandemic, many within the military community sought income from the “Gig Economy”. These are your Uber and Lyft drivers. They are personal shoppers who deliver groceries and other necessities on demand. It is self-employment income for military spouses whose obligations to their families and service members make traditional employment challenging, if not impossible.
Those who run their own small businesses or operate as independent contractors and gig workers, which also includes freelance writers like me, must be aware that there are tax issues and deadlines that differ from regular, W-2 positions.
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