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I don't know what to put in Line 18 of Schedule SE. I don't want to defer my self employment tax, so this doesnt seem to apply. Can I leave it blank?

 
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AmyC
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I don't know what to put in Line 18 of Schedule SE. I don't want to defer my self employment tax, so this doesnt seem to apply. Can I leave it blank?

Go back through the program select no when asked if you want to defer the payment

The SE is self-employment  form. Line 18 is for the amount of money earned between March 27, 2020 and December 31, 2020. The self-employment tax on that portion can be postponed for payment in the following year. You can postpone that portion of your taxes due with no penalties or interest. If you want to pay your taxes in full this year, leave a blank on that line. Then go back through the program and select NO to the deferral. If you have a refund, you are not eligible.

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I don't know what to put in Line 18 of Schedule SE. I don't want to defer my self employment tax, so this doesnt seem to apply. Can I leave it blank?

There is no box to say NO to deferment!   Or, I can't find it after spending 45 minutes.  Please help.

I don't know what to put in Line 18 of Schedule SE. I don't want to defer my self employment tax, so this doesnt seem to apply. Can I leave it blank?

Just leave the box blank, that works.

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