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How to file your Twitch and YouTube taxes: a CPA’s guide for professional streamers

Are you a YouTube or Twitch streamer confused about filing taxes? Let our CPA clear some things up for you.


Tim Owens

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 22, 2023   Updated on May 31, 2023, 11:10 am CDT


This story was originally published on Passionfruit.

Tax season is upon us, and that means it’s time to sit confused in front of a computer wondering what in the world you’re supposed to be doing with your freelance income. Fear not. While the tax code is incredibly complex, when it comes to breaking down your online content creation business, answering a few basic questions gets you most of the way there.

Let me do what I can to answer those questions as a CPA who not only worked for the IRS, but also focuses on supporting online content creators of all types in my own practice.

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*First Published: Feb 22, 2023, 10:03 am CST