If you are self-employed or a member of the sharing economy, congratulations on empowering yourself and going at it on your own.

You have freedom, flexibility and may even work in your fuzzy slippers! But remember, now you also have extra tax filing requirements.

"Even if you're doing it part-time, you must approach this as if you're running a business," says Mark Luscombe, principal analyst at Wolters Kluwer, a tax and accounting services company.

Because you are. And the IRS knows it - and finally gets it. The agency recently created a Sharing Economy Tax Center on the site, because it knows that a third of the workforce is some sort of freelancer or does something to partake in the new sharing economy.

So as you sit down to finally prepare your return, here are eight last minute things you need to remember. And with all things tax-related, make sure you have the documentation and receipts to back everything up.

For even more tax tips, check out TheStreet's Tax Center