When Do I Stop Making Money for 2009 Taxes?

What is that cut-off date for income that needs to be declared on your 2009 taxes? Well, it will be different for everyone. The official cut-off is December 31st. Any money that has been deposited before this date is fair game on your 2008 taxes. Where this can get confusing is when you are not going to receive payment for your 2009 work until 2010. E.g. You received your last paycheck on December 26th, but you still have to work on the 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th and you won’t see that money until January 16th. The date on your check is what is going to matter. Even though those days...

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