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You should report income from odd jobs as business income on Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business. A payer is required to issue you a Form 1099-MISC Miscellaneous Income if you received more than $600 in compensation.

Because you are considered a contractor, you may deduct expenses related to this business activity.

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