The expansion of the gig economy has provided opportunities and challenges for tax professionals. In this case study, a rideshare driver receives a Form 1099-K for side gig income and seeks tax advice from a friend, ultimately deciding to consult with a tax professional (the student) for income tax preparation. The friend provides a video that describes misleading information giving the students a chance to consider authoritative sources as they research appropriate reporting on an individual income tax return. The case learning objectives are: (1) distinguish between credible and noncredible sources of information; (2) evaluate expenses and income to determine the taxable nature of each item; (3) analyze data for completeness in order to compile all relevant data needed for compliance reporting; (4) apply authoritative sources to resolve tax issues; (5) prepare an accurate individual income tax return; and (6) demonstrate effective written communication skills for business documentation.

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