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My wife sells Jewelry as an independent consultant for a wholesaler. I am confused as to what Accounting method we should report/use. Cash, Accrual, or other.

 
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My wife sells Jewelry as an independent consultant for a wholesaler. I am confused as to what Accounting method we should report/use. Cash, Accrual, or other.

Some info.........
You need to report all your income even if you don't get a 1099Misc. You use your own records.  You are considered self employed and have to fill out a schedule C for business income.   You use your own name and ssn or business name and EIN if you have one.   You should say you use the Cash Accounting Method and all income is At Risk.   

After it asks if you received any 1099Misc it will ask if you had any income not reported on a 1099Misc. You should be keeping your own records.  Just go through the interview and answer the questions.   Then you will enter your expenses.

Self Employment tax (Scheduled SE) is automatically generated if a person has $400 or more of net profit from self-employment.  You pay 15.3% SE tax on 92.35% of your Net Profit greater than $400.  The 15.3% self employed SE Tax is to pay both the employer part and employee part of Social Security and Medicare.  So you get social security credit for it when you retire.  You do get to take off the 50% ER portion of the SE tax as an adjustment on line 27 of the 1040.  The SE tax is already included in your tax due or reduced your refund.  It is on the 1040 line 57.  The SE tax is in addition to your regular income tax on the net profit.

Here is some IRS reading material……

IRS information on Self Employment
http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Self-Employed-Individuals-Tax-Center

Pulication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p334.pdf

Publication 535 Business Expenses
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p535.pdf

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Level 20

My wife sells Jewelry as an independent consultant for a wholesaler. I am confused as to what Accounting method we should report/use. Cash, Accrual, or other.

Some info.........
You need to report all your income even if you don't get a 1099Misc. You use your own records.  You are considered self employed and have to fill out a schedule C for business income.   You use your own name and ssn or business name and EIN if you have one.   You should say you use the Cash Accounting Method and all income is At Risk.   

After it asks if you received any 1099Misc it will ask if you had any income not reported on a 1099Misc. You should be keeping your own records.  Just go through the interview and answer the questions.   Then you will enter your expenses.

Self Employment tax (Scheduled SE) is automatically generated if a person has $400 or more of net profit from self-employment.  You pay 15.3% SE tax on 92.35% of your Net Profit greater than $400.  The 15.3% self employed SE Tax is to pay both the employer part and employee part of Social Security and Medicare.  So you get social security credit for it when you retire.  You do get to take off the 50% ER portion of the SE tax as an adjustment on line 27 of the 1040.  The SE tax is already included in your tax due or reduced your refund.  It is on the 1040 line 57.  The SE tax is in addition to your regular income tax on the net profit.

Here is some IRS reading material……

IRS information on Self Employment
http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Self-Employed-Individuals-Tax-Center

Pulication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p334.pdf

Publication 535 Business Expenses
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p535.pdf

Level 20

My wife sells Jewelry as an independent consultant for a wholesaler. I am confused as to what Accounting method we should report/use. Cash, Accrual, or other.

Are you using the Online version?  You can enter Self Employment Income into Online Deluxe or Premier but if you have any expenses you will have to upgrade to the Self Employed version.

How to enter income from Self Employment
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Level 1

My wife sells Jewelry as an independent consultant for a wholesaler. I am confused as to what Accounting method we should report/use. Cash, Accrual, or other.

We're using the deluxe version download.  It is letting us enter expenses.
Level 20

My wife sells Jewelry as an independent consultant for a wholesaler. I am confused as to what Accounting method we should report/use. Cash, Accrual, or other.

Good.  The Desktop program is much better and has more features.
Level 1

My wife sells Jewelry as an independent consultant for a wholesaler. I am confused as to what Accounting method we should report/use. Cash, Accrual, or other.

Now I'm struggling with the home office stuff... she uses the dining room to store inventory and run her business through live streams.
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Level 1

My wife sells Jewelry as an independent consultant for a wholesaler. I am confused as to what Accounting method we should report/use. Cash, Accrual, or other.

She would be cash method.