If this has been discussed to death or old news....sorry. This is the 2nd year we, my wife and I, have had to claim our band income on our personal taxes due to receiving 1099s. I was diligent about keeping mileage, receipts for everything bought for the band and auxiliary expenses directly used for the band. Thought we'd be fine....man, was I wrong. I got hammered on taxes. I realize businesses have to claim expenses for tax purposes and I guess the days of getting paid cash at establishments are over for the most part. We ALWAYS pack the places we play and know the establishments make FAR more than we charge. Heck, the bartenders make more in tips than we get paid. Contemplating just playing private or cash gigs only. I know this sounds like a "knee-jerk" reaction but right now I'm not making any money for a year's worth of playing. Anyone else ever think this way?