(Dummy Disclaimer) I'm not quite sure where this should go. So moderators please move to the appropriate forum if needed. (End of Dummy Disclaimer) Ok. It's getting to get close to tax time again. So I have some questions for all you pros/semi-pros/part-timers out there. How do you go about figuring out how much to pay? And can you deduct the cost of equipment and or maintenance? What about playing for a church? Would that be considered as a deduction (especially if you are not monetarily compensated)? I play for my church twice a week (for which I am not paid) I also have gigged in several local bands this year (for which there was very little compensation) I have a full time job and was just wondering how this is all sorted out.