Taxes Paid on Writing Test for Job Interview

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roth evangelist
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Taxes Paid on Writing Test for Job Interview

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I got interviewed for a job recently, and the next step is for me to do a writing test. They will pay me to do the test, which is awesome. But I was just curious, what kind of income would this be? 1099 or W2? 1099 makes more sense, but what if I get the job? Would it be on my W2 next year?

I have a separate checking account for self-employment income, and I like to keep things separate because of taxes, etc., so if anyone has any experience with a case like this I would greatly appreciate some insight. Thanks!
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Re: Taxes Paid on Writing Test for Job Interview

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Maybe neither if it's not over $600, in which case you'd simply report it along with other "unreported" earned income.
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Re: Taxes Paid on Writing Test for Job Interview

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roth evangelist wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:47 pm I got interviewed for a job recently, and the next step is for me to do a writing test. They will pay me to do the test, which is awesome. But I was just curious, what kind of income would this be? 1099 or W2? 1099 makes more sense, but what if I get the job? Would it be on my W2 next year?

I have a separate checking account for self-employment income, and I like to keep things separate because of taxes, etc., so if anyone has any experience with a case like this I would greatly appreciate some insight. Thanks!
roth evangelist,

Do they pay you enough to take the test?

Is it a test or some real work pretend to be a test?

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Re: Taxes Paid on Writing Test for Job Interview

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mreed911 wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:09 pm Maybe neither if it's not over $600, in which case you'd simply report it along with other "unreported" earned income.
Good point. Didn't think about that. And it is less than $600.
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Re: Taxes Paid on Writing Test for Job Interview

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KlangFool wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 10:17 pm
roth evangelist wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:47 pm I got interviewed for a job recently, and the next step is for me to do a writing test. They will pay me to do the test, which is awesome. But I was just curious, what kind of income would this be? 1099 or W2? 1099 makes more sense, but what if I get the job? Would it be on my W2 next year?

I have a separate checking account for self-employment income, and I like to keep things separate because of taxes, etc., so if anyone has any experience with a case like this I would greatly appreciate some insight. Thanks!
roth evangelist,

Do they pay you enough to take the test?

Is it a test or some real work pretend to be a test?

KlangFool
It's a small writing assignment representative of some of the work I would be doing at the job. These sorts of tests are typically unpaid so it's nice that they are actually paying for it.
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Re: Taxes Paid on Writing Test for Job Interview

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roth evangelist wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:39 am It's a small writing assignment representative of some of the work I would be doing at the job. These sorts of tests are typically unpaid so it's nice that they are actually paying for it.
Sounds like a perfect opportunity for ChatGPT.
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