I pay 5% fee to a small business for all my back office. They do not direct my work in any way. I receive a W-2 and a ledger showing all of the service fees. Is the a a schedule C business expense?
No, if you're getting paid as a W-2, your expenses are only deductible as Employment/Job Expenses subject to the 2% Adjusted Gross Income limitation on Miscellaneous Expenses. An exception would be if your W-2 was checked statutory employee .
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