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djholmen
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I left teaching in June, 2016, after 25 years, but I don't get to claim retirement. I am now a writer full-time. What should my occupation be for this filing?

 
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Opus 17
Level 15

I left teaching in June, 2016, after 25 years, but I don't get to claim retirement. I am now a writer full-time. What should my occupation be for this filing?

In the personal info section, "occupation" has no affect on your tax return.  It is mainly there in case your return is audited and the auditor wants to know a little more about you.

You will also need a schedule C for your writing self-employment income, there "writer" or "author" would correctly categorize that income.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*

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TomYoung
Level 13

I left teaching in June, 2016, after 25 years, but I don't get to claim retirement. I am now a writer full-time. What should my occupation be for this filing?

Based on what you've written I'd say "writer".
Opus 17
Level 15

I left teaching in June, 2016, after 25 years, but I don't get to claim retirement. I am now a writer full-time. What should my occupation be for this filing?

In the personal info section, "occupation" has no affect on your tax return.  It is mainly there in case your return is audited and the auditor wants to know a little more about you.

You will also need a schedule C for your writing self-employment income, there "writer" or "author" would correctly categorize that income.

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
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