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Are You Self-Employed?


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Yes, you are if you are in business for yourself, even if it’s only a part-time job and you are a sole proprietor or an independent contractor.


Generally a self-employed individual is required to file an annual return and sometimes pay estimated tax every quarter.


To determine if you have to pay self-employment tax and income tax, you should calculate net profit from your business. Make sure you follow your bookkeeping records - subtract your business expenses from your business income. If your net earnings from self-employment were $400 or more, you will need to file an income tax return.To report income or loss from a business use Schedule C or let us know how we can help you.

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