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Paying 1099Nec before filing my return in 2023

How do I calculate my quarterly taxes owed?  How much can I earn before paying taxes on 1099NEC?

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Paying 1099Nec before filing my return in 2023

You don't get a 1099NEC for under $600 BUT you owe self employment tax on a Net Profit of only 400 (actually $433).  


You send in quarterly estimated payments to cover the income tax and self employment tax (FICA). The 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 (If it is 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.

The 1040ES quarterly estimates are due April 18 June 15, Sept 15 and Jan 17, 2023. Your state will also have their own estimate forms.

How to make the Estimated payments

Here are the blank Estimates and instructions…..

Or you can pay on the IRS website. Be sure to pick 2022 1040ES payment

To prepare estimates for next year you need to be in your current return. If you can't get your return open, Try this, you can sign back onto your account, click on Add a State. This should get you back into your return. Be very careful not to change anything in your actual return.


You can just type W4 in the search box at the top of your return , click on Find. Then Click on Jump To and it will take you to the estimated tax payments section. Say no to changing your W-4 and the next screen will start the estimated taxes section.

OR go to
Federal Taxes or Personal (Home&Business version)
Other Tax Situations
Other Tax Forms
Form W-4 and Estimated Taxes - Click the Start or Update button

Say No to W4. When you get to the W4 and Estimated Taxes section, say you want to adjust your income to go though all the screens.


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