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Google AdSense & YouTube Publisher Tax Guide


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If you’re a Google AdSense publisher, here’s when you’ll get your 1099 and what you need to do to file your taxes and claim deductions.

Are earnings from Google AdSense taxable?

Yes, income from any source is taxable under the Internal Revenue Code. This includes your revenue from Google AdSense or any other online advertising platforms you use to monetize your website.

How are Google AdSense earnings taxed?

Your ad revenue is business income. Even if your website is small, you’re still in the business of selling paid advertisements.

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