Will my mystery shopping income be reported if I'm an IC Pro?

Any tax-related questions are best addressed to a tax professional or to the IRS. You can find information about reporting and filing requirements for independent contractors at http://www.irs.gov. Our answers can't be considered authoritative, but here is a summary of the situation as we know it.

Being an IC Pro has no effect on your tax obligations or reporting status. JobSlinger does not report on your earnings -- we have no information on what your earnings are. When you register as an IC Pro, that doesn't mean that we gather together all your earnings and report them to the IRS as if you were working for a single company, which you aren't. Each employer (meaning each mystery shopping company you work for, not JobSlinger) is legally required to report your earnings to the IRS IF AND ONLY IF your earnings FOR THAT COMPANY exceed $600 for that tax year. Whether you are IC Pro or not, a JobSlinger member or not, that will not change. 

JobSlinger doesn't employ shoppers and isn't involved in whether or not companies send you a 1099.  If you want to know if you will be receiving a 1099 form, contact the companies you work for to see what forms you can expect to receive, if any.ceive, if any.

IC Pro

  1. What is IC Pro?
  2. Why should I register as an IC Pro?
  3. Do I need a paid account to be an IC Pro?
  4. Do I have to fill out all sections of the IC Pro form?
  5. How do I register as an IC Pro?
  6. How can I tell if a SASSIE company uses IC Pro?
  7. How do you keep my IC Pro information secure?
  8. What's a tax ID/TIN?
  9. Why do you want me to submit a W-9?
  10. I'm not seeing my IC Pro score on some of my SASSIE accounts
  11. IC Pro won't accept my SSN/EIN
  12. My SSN/EIN is verified in SASSIE but IC Pro won't accept it
  13. I'm getting an IC Pro error that says "No match found for <my name>. Check your SASSIE accounts for the name that your tax ID is verified under, and enter the correct name here."
  14. I'm getting an IC Pro error that says "No match found for business name <my business name>."
  15. I'm getting an IC Pro error that says "No match found for that name/number combination. Check your SASSIE accounts for the name and verification status."
  16. I'm getting an IC Pro error that says "Tax ID could not be verified -- SASSIE verification status is INVALID."
  17. I'm getting an IC Pro error that says "Tax ID could not be verified -- SASSIE verification status is PENDING."
  18. I'm getting an IC Pro error that says "Tax ID type is not correct -- please change and try again."
  19. My name on my SASSIE profile is Jane Smith, but I verified using the alternate name of Jane Doe. Which do I enter in IC Pro?
  20. Why would I want to give permission for invoicing?
  21. How can I view my invoices?
  22. How do I create a logo?
  23. Will my mystery shopping income be reported if I'm an IC Pro?
  24. Do I have to report my mystery shopping income?
  25. I'm not from the US. How do I register for IC Pro?

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