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How can I delete Schedule SE? I am self-employed overseas, pay local Social Security taxes so do not have to file schedule SE. But can't get rid of it.

Schedule SE is automatically generate when I fill out Schedule C. But with the agreement between US and France, I am not subject to self-employment tax. But when I tried to delete Schedule SE, it did not go away.

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Level 1

How can I delete Schedule SE? I am self-employed overseas, pay local Social Security taxes so do not have to file schedule SE. But can't get rid of it.

You are correct. You aren’t required to pay SE tax when any of the following applies:

You are subject only to the social security laws of a foreign country under the provisions of a social security agreement between the United States and that country.  

This is how to correct your situation:

  • Business
  • Business Taxes...start
  • Self-employment tax...start
  • Make adjustments
  • Enter your profit in the box "Other SE Nonfarm Profit (loss)"  Enter it as a negative.

[Edited 04.13.19|1:22pmPST]

Level 1

How can I delete Schedule SE? I am self-employed overseas, pay local Social Security taxes so do not have to file schedule SE. But can't get rid of it.

This did not solve my problem - it still created self-employment tax which I should not have to pay
Level 1

How can I delete Schedule SE? I am self-employed overseas, pay local Social Security taxes so do not have to file schedule SE. But can't get rid of it.

You entered your total profit from the Schedule C. Enter it as a negative
Level 1

How can I delete Schedule SE? I am self-employed overseas, pay local Social Security taxes so do not have to file schedule SE. But can't get rid of it.

I just tried it. It works
Level 1

How can I delete Schedule SE? I am self-employed overseas, pay local Social Security taxes so do not have to file schedule SE. But can't get rid of it.

[Edited 04.13.19|1:22pmPST]
Level 1

How can I delete Schedule SE? I am self-employed overseas, pay local Social Security taxes so do not have to file schedule SE. But can't get rid of it.

I can see how entering the Other SE Nonfarm Profit (loss) as  a negative would cancel the Schedule C income and remove the self employment tax but this seems to me as a work-around which the IRS may not appreciate. All I need to do is delete the Self Employment tax form (SE)
Level 1

How can I delete Schedule SE? I am self-employed overseas, pay local Social Security taxes so do not have to file schedule SE. But can't get rid of it.

OK, I see what you are recommending - by putting in the loss in SE Other non-farm profit (loss) it eliminates the form SE. Thanks. (Too bad Turbo Tax doesn't have a more direct solution for us overseas filers)