Taxes?? Snag is here to help!


Know what to expect when preparing your independent contractor taxes, and prepare for declaring your income.

Snaggers who are new to being an independent contractor may not be sure what to expect or how to prep for declaring income as a freelance worker. We’ve put together some info we thought you may find useful as well as a few resources that may make things easier for you.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Snag Workers can login to the Snag Work app and review a full list of every shift claimed and worked, as well as when and how much they were paid by selecting the My Shift History option.

Another way to look for this information is by logging in to your bank account and searching your direct deposit history using the keyword HUSL as your search term. This should provide a full view of all Snag payments into your account.

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A 1099 form is a series of documents the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) refers to as “information returns” related to additional income. 1099 forms are where you report on the various types of income you received throughout the year, other than the salary your employer pays you.

If you have earned $600 or more claiming shifts using Snag this year you will receive a 1099 tax form from our parent company, Inc. by January 31, 2018. You’ll need to include this form with your tax filing.

More information on 1099 tax forms can be found here.

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As an independent contractor, your earnings are subject to Self-Employment Tax if you have earned or been paid $400 or more throughout the year. This includes income from claiming Snag shifts, but also any other independent contractor work you may have performed throughout the year (freelance, Uber, Lyft, etc). Read more about the Self-Employment Tax at the IRS website.

If you have earned $600 or more claiming shifts using Snag this year you will receive a 1099 tax form from our parent company, Inc. by January 31, 2018. You’ll need to include this form with your tax filing.

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Currently, Snag Workers are independent contractors – you set your own hours, and work when and where you want. We don’t require you to work any number of hours or shifts weekly. Snag doesn’t withhold tax, Social Security, and Medicare from the wages you’re paid.

When it comes to taxes, here’s what you need to know: the earnings of a person who is working as an independent contractor may be subject to Self-Employment Tax according to the IRS. Read up on the Self-Employment Tax at the IRS website.

Starting in January 2019, Snag Work will begin migrating from a 1099 platform to a W2 platform. Existing workers will convert from independent contractors to W2 workers, and new hires will automatically become employees of Snag Work and be eligible for a better work experience and benefits.

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Painless 1099

Painless1099 automates the process of saving for and remitting quarterly self-employment tax payments. As you get paid by Snag, your Painless account separates what needs to be saved for taxes and then sends what’s safe to spend directly to your personal checking account. When quarterlies come around, payments can automatically be sent to the IRS on your behalf. Painless1099 works just like W2 tax withholding, but it’s designed with your self-employment income in mind!

Snaggers receive 15% discount when signing up for Painless1099!

*Painless1099 is an optional withholding service for Snag workers and may delay payments by 1-2  business days. Painless1099 is not associated with, or part of,, Inc. nor is it required for Snaggers to subscribe to in order to be eligible to claim shifts using Snag Work.

Tools & Resources

1099 Tax Calculator

Quick Books and Intuit offer a FREE calculator tool that will help estimate what you may owe at tax time based on your earnings.

Mobile Apps

  • IRS Mobile App: Check your refund status, make a payment, find free tax preparation assistance, sign up for helpful tax tips, and more!
  • HURDLR: automatically tracks all of your mileage, expenses, income streams, and tax deductions in real-time.
  • Free Agent: provides online accounting software made specifically for freelancers and  small business owners.

**Feature articles are intended to inform and are publicly available online. They are not authored by, Inc. and, therefore, the views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of, Inc.

***All information presented here is meant as a guide, not professional financial, legal or tax advice. If you have any questions about your taxes or your deductions, please ask or hire a tax professional, attorney or accountant.

****Mobile apps and tax service providers may require additional cost or subscription fee.