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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-10-2017
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Paid surveys taxable?



Are cash rewards for filling out paid surveys (e.g., Swagbucks) considered taxable income, and which form/box do I fill if it is?



Thanks in advance,



Trusted Council Member
Posts: 6,191
Registered: ‎02-23-2016

Re: Paid surveys taxable?

Hi carolynsinman,



Welcome to the H&R Block community.


Yes, money received from paid surveys is income to you and it is taxable.  You should report the amount received on Line 7 of your 1040 return.  In the H&R Block software there is an option for income received that is not reported on a W-2 or a 1099-MISC, and you'll want to use that option if you don't receive a tax form reporting the income by February.  If the income was under $600 then the payer is not required to issue a 1099-MISC.


If you have any other questions I'll be glad to help.



Senior Tax Advisor (Tampa, FL)

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-18-2018

Re: Paid surveys taxable?



I'm in the same situation, but I live in Canada. How can I report this to the CRA? This is purely online income based on how many online surveys/offers you elect to take and is not a salaried employment.


Also, can I claim expenses (internet, mobile, electricity costs) for this like under T777?

Posts: 273
Registered: ‎11-10-2016

Re: Paid surveys taxable?



Welcome to the Community. This Community is primarily supported by US tax pros. You might want to try and get assistance from our Canadian support team here: https://www.hrblock.ca/support/


Good luck.