Tax day is right around the corner (ahem, TOMORROW!), and for most people, that means a simple combination of W-2s and 1099’s will get the job done. But if there’s one thing millennials pride themselves on, it’s not being most people. Here’s a helpful guide for millennials who earned income from more unusual sources in 2014.
Use this form to declare income earned from a quirky, overpriced Airbnb rental property. Properties covered by this form include but are not limited to renovated Airstream trailers, adult treehouses and fancy yurts.
This form is to declare income earned off a dog or other pet who ‘went full Airbud’ in 2014. ‘Going Airbud’ or “Airbudding’ is a term commonly used to describe a pet who reveals magical abilities just in the nick of time. If your pet earned your household more than $1,000 this year from activities like pro-basketball, covert ops or high fashion you’ll need form W-005.
Use this form to declare income earned from ironic, adult lemonade stands. Then apologize to everyone you know for being the way that you are.
File form 1776 if you earned more then $5,000 on an item appraised and sold on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow. If the item sold for $4,000 more than you thought it would, please refer to form 1776-B, colloquially referred to as the “No kidding!” form. Note: Form 1776 is not to be confused with Form 1969, which is solely for items appraised and sold on The History Channel’s Pawn Stars, specifically to Chumlee.
This form is new in 2014. It’s for people whose income is mostly from under the table Venmo payments labeled things like “Lesbian pizza-making” or “Dutch oven tutorial” aka improv coaching.
This form is used to declare income earned from winky, ironic tip jars at coffee shops. This includes but is not limited to jars labeled “May the 4th Be With You,” jars with Michelle Tanner flashing her signature “You got it, dude” and/or competition jars where your tip indicates a preference for “Boxers” or “Commandos”.
This form is to declare income earned from a Kickstarter project that was successfully funded but you never actually executed. Use this form to declare ‘income’ earned from your latte delivery app, biorhythm feedback DS game or dramatic webseries about people in Brooklyn.
Form 419 is used exclusively to declare income earned as a member of Mumford and Sons. Use this form regardless of whether you are classified as a ‘Mumford’ or a ‘Son’.
NOTE: It’s a little known fact that there have been over 3,000 individuals who have played as a “Son” in Mumford and Sons.