The 10 People Most Likely To Be Audited. Are You One Of Them?
People Who Write Off Their Hobbies
The IRS doesn’t pay for people to have fun losing money. The government requires that you report any income you earn from a hobby, but only allows you deduct expenses up to the level of that income. Claiming a loss requires a reasonable expectation of making profit. The IRS requires that you prove you have a legitimate business and not a hobby, so make sure you can provide supporting documents to show this.