Ok, I think everyone is confused about the tax situation for turking, so I wanted to make a separate post so people can share their knowledge. From what I gather, the $600 from one requester has nothing to do with our filing. For us, if turking is our sole source of income, and we make more than $400 while turking in one year, we have to file for Self Employment. This is from the IRS website: "Self-employed individuals generally must pay self-employment tax (SE tax) as well as income tax. SE tax is a Social Security and Medicare tax primarily for individuals who work for themselves." Self-employment taxes have to be payed quarterly. "Use the worksheet found in Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals to find out if you are required to file quarterly estimated tax. Form 1040-ES also contains blank vouchers you can use when you mail your estimated tax payments or you may make your payments using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). If this is your first year being self-employed, you will need to estimate the amount of income you expect to earn for the year. If you estimated your earnings too high, simply complete another Form 1040-ES worksheet to refigure your estimated tax for the next quarter. If you estimated your earnings too low, again complete another Form 1040-ES worksheet to recalculate your estimated taxes for the next quarter." For annual returns, you file a Schedule C and Schedule SE. http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Self-Employed-Individuals-Tax-Center This is information I got from the IRS website. I'm in no way experienced in this sort of thing, so I could be wrong. If others have more experience in this area, please share.