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Taxes for the Gig Economy and Self Employed

  • LivingRoom Realty 1530 W Superior St Chicago United States (map)

LivingRoom Realty is thrilled to host a talk by Janet Ecklebarger, of Tax Scout, on how to do your taxes for the self employed.  In this talk Janet will guide you through the process of identifying and accounting for the many diverse income streams and business-related expenses that compromise the self-employed persons reality.  

Key points that will be covered:

  • Identify which expenses are deductible and how to best categorize them

  • How to complete associated tax forms commonly used to assess and report self-employment income and tax (Form 1040-Schedule C and SE), expenses for business use of home (Form 8829), and depreciation & amortization (Form 4562)

  • Easy-to-adopt analog and digital organizational systems for tracking receipts and other types of record keeping

Suggested $15 donation that will go into LivingRoom Realty’s Grant. Fund that will be awarded to a Chicago Non-Profit at the end of each fiscal year.

Janet Ecklebarger earned her Master's degree from Cranbrook, in 1992. She has been working as a tax associate since 2005 and specializes in deductions for artists, musicians, and other creative types while also offering tax and accounting techniques for the right brained. She is a practicing artist and former Chicagoan who moved to a 30-acre property in North Carolina.  Visit her at and

Please note that neither Living Room Realty nor our presenters are offering professional tax or accounting advice. All opinions are personal to the presenters.