When people have the opportunity to ask questions to experienced musicians, it's usually about technique, or music (o rly?) but most forget to ask questions about the things in life a musician must usually learn to live with, like shifted sleeping habits, transportation, exercise, injuries prevention, etc. The other day I talked with my dad about Taxes. Which led me to ask myself, how do musicians do their taxes? Are there special forms "for musicians" or could it be called self-employment? We also talked about possible ways to evade taxes but concluded that it's easier and more profitable to just follow the system. So, how does the Bar owner declare the money used to pay the live bands? How does he prove the money went to musicians? Do Us musicians need to provide them with some kind of receipt? How do We prove the source of our gigging incomes? These might be silly questions. I will definitely ask at the tax office, but please, share your methods. Mods: Is this kind of Off Topic?