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barnardmiller2
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What do I do to file a small business tax return, and I have 1 co- owner LLC?

I am only able to put my name on the business is that normal?!
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tagteam
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What do I do to file a small business tax return, and I have 1 co- owner LLC?

Do you a single-member LLC where you are the only member (it is not clear from your post)? 

 

If so, then you the LLC is disregarded for federal income tax purposes and you will report on, and file, Schedule C with your individual income tax return.

 

If your LLC has another member other than you, then the LLC would generally file Form 1065.

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tagteam
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What do I do to file a small business tax return, and I have 1 co- owner LLC?

Do you a single-member LLC where you are the only member (it is not clear from your post)? 

 

If so, then you the LLC is disregarded for federal income tax purposes and you will report on, and file, Schedule C with your individual income tax return.

 

If your LLC has another member other than you, then the LLC would generally file Form 1065.

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rjs
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What do I do to file a small business tax return, and I have 1 co- owner LLC?

An LLC with two owners is treated as a partnership for income tax purposes. That means that the LLC has to file it's own Form 1065 partnership tax return, separate from your personal Form 1040 tax return. The partnership tax return will include a Schedule K-1 for each partner. You have to enter the information from your Schedule K-1 in your personal tax return.


You cannot use TurboTax Self-Employed to prepare the Form 1065 partnership return for the LLC. You have to use TurboTax Business (which is not the same as TurboTax Home & Business). TurboTax Business is available only as CD or download software, and only for Windows. Go to the following link for more information about TurboTax Business, and to purchase it.


TurboTax Business


To prepare your personal Form 1040 joint return you need one of the personal TurboTax editions. You can use TurboTax Online Premier or higher, or any edition of the CD/Download TurboTax software.


TurboTax Business cannot prepare your personal Form 1040 tax return, and none of the personal editions of TurboTax can prepare a Form 1065 partnership return, so you need two separate TurboTax products for your situation.


There is an exception if the other owner of the LLC is your spouse and you live in a community property state. If that is your situation, post back here and I will give you more details.

 

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