Does the Taxes for Mystery Shoppers?
Mystery shoppers are most often
considered independent contractors. Only rarely will a company hire a
shopper as an employee, and usually only to very experienced shoppers.
As an independent contractor,
you are considered to have your own business as a mystery shopper, so
keeping track of taxes and declaring self-employment income is up to you.
If you make more than $600
a year from a single mystery shopping company, they will send you a tax
form declaring they paid you the income, and you are required to declare
and submit this with your own income taxes.
Don't forget that you can write
off any expenses for your business as a mystery shopper as well.