Before Jane LeBoeuf started driving for Uber and Lyft, doing her taxes was cheap and easy.
LeBoeuf would swing by the local H&R Block office, pay $150 and end up with a refund. But now, that is not the case.
The 32-year-old from Providence, R.I. paid $470 this year to a professional tax preparer, and her refund got eaten up by the taxes on her side gig income.
As it is with so many other millennials—whether they are driving for a car service, renting property through Airbnb.com, or picking up jobs through TaskRabbit.com—LeBoeuf needed help sorting out the complexities of freelance income that comes with a host of possible deductions.