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09-22-2017 12:27 AM
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,
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09-28-2017 01:24 PM
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)
03-18-2018 03:33 PM
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?
03-18-2018 08:36 PM
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/