Self-employment is defined as working for oneself rather than working for an employer.
Participants are considered self-employed when one or more of the following is met:
Federal income tax returns that identify their self-employment status are filed.
The intention is to make a profit or produce income as a regular occupation.
They represent to others that they are engaged in a business of selling goods or providing a service.
They are available to take on additional clients.
They have documentation that supports their claim of self-employment.
They are members of a business or trade association.
They do not have an employer - employee relationship with a single person or organization.
Income from self-employment may include, and is not limited to, any of the following situations:
Income received directly from one's own business, a sole proprietorship, as an independent contractor, or as a member of a partnership.
NOTE Corporations(g) or Limited Liability Companies(g) that file taxes as corporations are not considered self-employment. (See Dividends and Royalties.)
Income received from odd jobs or from irregular and varied activities.
Income received from providing services.
Income received from selling or reselling goods, including personal property and items purchased for the purpose of resale.
Income received from working for others on a commission or piecework basis.
See any of the following types of income listed in the CNAP Manual for more information about income types that are frequently considered self-employment income:
Arts and Crafts
Blood or Blood Plasma
Child Care Stabilization Grant
Commercial Boarding Houses
Fishing or Hunting
IDA Deposits
Merchandise Sales
Newspaper Delivery
Odd Jobs Income
Parsonage Income
Provider of Services
Rental Property and Roomer Income
Sales Contracts
Seasonal Sales
Small Businesses
Swap Meets and Yard Sales
Virtual Currency Mining