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Schedule C-EZ, Net Profit from a Business

What is Schedule C-EZ?

Many taxpayers receiving a Form 1099-MISC for the occasional or one-time odd job may use Schedule C-EZ, Net Profit from Business. This is a simplified version of Schedule C, and allows you to only deduct limited expenses against your non-employee or self-employment income. The C-EZ form omits a lot of the detail in the full Schedule C, and just asks for your total business receipts and expenses. However, you still need to complete a separate section if you claim expenses for a vehicle.

Certain statutory employees and self-employed taxpayers with simple business expenses may be able to file Schedule C-EZ instead of Schedule C.

TurboTax Deluxe, Premier or Home and Business editions will step you through your Form 1099-MISC income and determine the correct version of Schedule C for your tax situation. TurboTax Home and Business edition is needed to finish a complete Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business.

Entering Schedule C-EZ in TurboTax.

In TurboTax Deluxe or Premier, jump directly to the entry screen for Form 1099-Misc for Schedule C-EZ (or Schedule C):

  1. In the TurboTax search box, enter 1099-misc (with or without the dash) and press the Enter key.
  2. You'll jump to the Did you get a 1099-MISC? screen, then click Yes.
  3. On the Let's enter the info from your 1099-MISC screen, copy the information from your form into TurboTax.
  4. Click Continue and aswer the following interview screens describing the income.

If you have you own business or are self-employed and need to enter a complete set of income and expenses, use the TurboTax Home & Business edition to complete a Schedule C.

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