Schedule C

This is an IRS form that sole proprietors (and some LLCs) use to report income or loss from a business. Freelancers usually file a Schedule C.

What is Schedule C?

Schedule C is a tax form used by sole proprietors to report their business income and expenses to the IRS. It is also known as Form 1040, Schedule C.

On Schedule C, you will report your business income, which includes all the money you earned from your business during the year. You will also report your business expenses, which are the costs you incurred in order to run your business.

The difference between your business income and expenses is your net profit or loss, which is then reported on your personal tax return.

Who needs to file Schedule C?

If you are a sole proprietor and your business earned more than $400 in a year, you are required to file Schedule C with your personal tax return.

Even if you did not earn more than $400, it may still be beneficial to file Schedule C in order to deduct any business expenses and reduce your taxable income.

What expenses can be deducted on Schedule C?

You can deduct any ordinary and necessary expenses that were incurred in order to run your business. This can include expenses such as rent, utilities, office supplies, advertising, and travel expenses.

However, there are certain expenses that cannot be deducted, such as personal expenses or expenses that were not directly related to your business.

How do I fill out Schedule C?

Schedule C is divided into several sections, each of which requires you to report different types of information. You will need to provide your business name, address, and tax ID number, as well as information about your business income and expenses.

It is important to keep accurate records of all your business transactions throughout the year in order to accurately fill out Schedule C.

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