I recently have been fortunate enough to get into a steady enough situation with sane people, making enough bread, that I've been able to join the ranks of those who play as their sole income. Here's a weird question. I'm thinking of moving into a new apartment. When they ask for my employment and some sort of income verification what do I do? If I put down "musician" as my profession I will likely be laughed out of any decent complex. How do I "prove" that I make enough money to pay rent and bills? I guess this would apply to anyone that's self employed. Also is there a link to a site that explains in plain english what exactly I should do about taxes and filing with the IRS etc...? I've never done it before but it's never been my sole income. If I try to convince the IRS next year that I made 0 dollars in 2005 it's probably not going to fly.