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I work as a housekeeper and I don't get W-2's from my employers or 1099 forms. I would not consider myself as an independent contractor either. How do I file?

 
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Patrice
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I work as a housekeeper and I don't get W-2's from my employers or 1099 forms. I would not consider myself as an independent contractor either. How do I file?

Because you work as a housekeeper and you don't receive a W2 the IRS considers you a self-employed independent contractor/small business owner.  Therefore, you will have to file a Schedule C. In order to do this then you would just total up all cash, checks, and credit card income deposits that you received as income in 2016 and enter them, along with your business expenses, on your Schedule C in Turbo Tax.  Note: In order to enter your expenses as it relates to the 1099-MISC income you received you will have to upgrade to TurboTax Self-Employed or TurboTax Home and Business. 

To enter your income in TurboTax, follow these steps.

Log into your tax return. 

Use the search box in the upper right hand corner. 

Type in "Schedule C" in the box. 

This will bring up the "Jump to Schedule C" link...click that link. 

From here TurboTax will ask you some specific questions about your business.

Note: As an independent contractor, without a specific name for your independent business, your own name is the business name and the business address is your home address unless you have an office of your own at a different location. 

You'll be led through a different screens asking you more questions regarding your business. 

You'll also be taken to a screen to enter your income (this is where you can lump all your income together, or list the specific types...cash, check, or credit card income and put it in General Income).  Once you've entered your income and clicked Done and/or Continue.

Turbo Tax will bring you to the screen for you to choose what expenses you would like to enter onto your tax return

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