1099 PROS AND CONS: SHOULD YOU GET A SIDE GIG THIS SUMMER?

Summer brings longer days, opportunities for fun and travel, and also increased opportunities to earn extra income. Teachers who are off for the summer may opt to take on a part-time job or side gig.

With nicer weather in many parts of the U.S., it can also be a good time for anyone to earn cash walking dogs, mowing lawns or doing other landscaping chores, or even working as a delivery person or personal shopper.

But before you spend the extra money, you’ll want to consider income taxes you may have to pay on your earnings.