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Taxes overpaid when alive; file amended return after death?

While collecting data to file a return for someone who is deceased, I discovered a significant deduction that was repeatedly not claimed in previous years. Specifically, health insurance on Schedule C....
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Self-employed: Claim health insurance on both Schedule A and on 1040 Line 29?

Situation: Tax return for someone who died. They were self-employed with a net profit and with itemized deductions that are worth more than the standard deduction. The insurance expenses are more ...
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Freelancer, Schedule C, Deductions for MEALS in 2018-2025

This question is specific to sole proprietor freelancers who (a) network with other freelancers, (b) sometimes outsource their work to other freelancers but never employ someone, and (c) file a 1040 ...
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Can we amend last year's Schedule C to indicate reduced income due to a customer refund this year for a product we sold last year?

If a customer gets a refund this year for a product sold last year, can I amend last year's Schedule C to indicate the reduced income and get a refund for tax paid that year? We have a small business ...
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How to avoid double taxation of self-employment income for a U.S. citizen living in Italy?

I'm a self-employed U.S. citizen living in Italy. According to http://www.expattaxprofessionals.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/Tax-Handbook-Understanding-the-US-Tax-Basics.pdf, the rules for paying self-...
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US Self-Employment Tax: Do expenses stack with the 50% SE deduction?

With the primary form 1040, for salaries/wages, things are explained fairly straight forward: you deduct a Personal Exemption, and you deduct EITHER a Standard Deduction OR an Itemized Deduction of ...
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Should I report my S-corp dividends on my 1040 as sched-C self-employment or 1099-div?

I'm using TurboTax and am confused how to report my profits from my S-corp. On my S-corp K-1, I set line 17c "Div distributions paid from accum earnings" equal to my S-corp's ordinary business income....
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Schedule C: where to deduct service fees on income?

I earn most of my income through a freelancing website which charges a "service fee" (their terminology) on all income I earn through the site. The website acts as the intermediary during payment and ...
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Deducting business expenses paid for by gift card

Let's say I need to purchase a $1000 computer for my sole propietorship / side business. I can pay $1000 and deduct it on my schedule C, but what if I have the opportunity to pay $800 for a $1000 gift ...
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Where should I put Internet expenses for my Home Office?

There are four options: Other Common Business Expenses - Communication; Other Common Business Expenses - Utilities; <– I believe it should never be used if you have home office. Home Office ...
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Business service doesn't exist on tax form. What do you do?

I am a freelancer. I am expected to put a code into the instructions on my 1040 Profit or Loss taxes, but none of the workcodes they list pertain to my specific area of work. If my service is none of ...
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Why does IRS propose to add in 1099-MISC income I already reported on Schedule C?

I received several 1099-MISC and reported this income on line 1 of Schedule C plus a bit more for which I did not receive any 1099-MISC. Now I'm getting a letter from the IRS proposing to change my ...
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Health insurance deduction on schedule C if also full time employee with w2?

I'm a full time employee of a small company that does not provide any health insurance benefits. As a result I purchase my health insurance as an individual. In addition to my full time work where I ...
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Do I need to file schedule C if I had a net loss?

I ran a business in 2015 (sole proprietorship) that had a net loss, and I have discontinued that business. Do I need to file a schedule C for it, assuming I do not want/need to offset other earnings ...
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When amending a tax return to include a futures loss carry back, are you not allowed to include a Schedule C?

In 2013, I had profits from trading futures contracts, and that profit was reported on Form 6781 of my 2013 tax return. In 2014, I had losses from trading futures contracts. My CPA is amending my ...
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How should I report earnings from Apple (from selling mobile applications in the App Store) in 1040 form in USA?

How should I report earnings from Apple (from selling mobile applications in the App Store) in 1040 form in USA? I'm permanent resident of USA. Can I fill Form 1040 with Schedule C as individual ...
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Formation of S-Corp for Gambling Trade

Does anyone have personal experience with incorporating an S-Corporation for the gambling trade? In cases where the gambling activity is consistent and produces sufficient income (versus, say, an ...
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Taxable Website Ad Revenue

This is based in United States. I have Ad revenue that I pay taxes on as Misc income on a schedule C. I also do freelance web development for a hourly rate, and hold a W2 job. The question: If I ...
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How to Deduct Family Health Care Premiums Under Side Business

I am an employee of a company and I have health insurance through them, pre tax. My company only pays for me so I have private insurance for my wife and kids. I also have a side business, and was ...
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Owning properties through an LLC - how to split the LLC expenses?

I own some rental properties through my LLC. While most of the expenses can be attributed to a property and find their way to schedule E, I'm puzzled about the LLC expenses... In California its ...
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How classify businesses website and domain names on Schedule C

Where on the Schedule C should the following deductions go: 1) business website and 2) domain name purchases for the business (domain names all map to that same business website).
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Where on schedule C should a PO Box Rental fee go?

I'm filling out my US Income tax forms and I am trying to decide where on Schedule C to put the expense for a PO Box Rental. My first guess was "Communication," but I'm not sure. "Office Expense" or ...