I earned income from YouTube Adsense in 2017 but didn't fill out W9 until March of 2018.
I earned about $6,000 from YouTube Adsense in 2017. It shows monthly the deposits into my adsense account. I was never able to withdraw the money from the adsense account because I never filled out a W9 form. I finally filled out the W9 in March. I never received a 1099 from Adsense, I manually requested for one and they said, "Our records show that you did not meet any of the payment thresholds below to be eligible for a year-end US tax form for 2017:
I did finally withdraw the $6,000 from the adsense account into my business checking account after filling out the W9 in March of 2018.
My question is, do I report the income in 2017 or 2018?
Will the earnings in 2017 be on a 2018 1099 from adsense?
I have a bunch of expenses from making the youtube videos for the adsense earnings in 2017, do I still expense those in 2017 and take a loss if I have to report the earnings in 2018?
Any suggestions on handling this whole situation?