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How do I change my status to employed from self-employed?

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How do I change my status to employed from self-employed?

You need to enter your income on Schedule C. I don't know what you mean by "status". You can change your occupation in the Personal Info section.


  1. Type "Schedule C" in the search field at the top right hand of the screen.
  2. Select "Jump To Schedule C" and you will be brought to the section of TurboTax where you can enter or have entered your business income and expense information



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How do I change my status to employed from self-employed?

It sounds like you want to downgrade to a lower priced version of the software since you are not self-employed.   You can do that by clearing and starting over or maybe you can qualify to switch to Free File.





If you qualify to use it, there is another full-featured free version of the software:
Try Free File: 
You qualify if your income was $39,000 or less, or $72,000 or less if active duty military, or if you qualify for Earned Income Credit

Note: If you do not qualify to use Free File then you will have to upgrade to Deluxe or higher in the paid versions of the software.
Online Deluxe $60 State software $50

Or—-Use this IRS site for other ways to file for free


If your TurboTax fees are higher than expected, you can reduce them by removing add-ons:

Remove Premium Services
Remove MAX Defend & Restore
Remove a state
Remove PLUS Help & Support
Remove Pay With Your Refund



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