I paid some of my contract laborers over $600 last year and filed my 1096. What line do I post that expense to on my Schedule C?


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Probably Line 11.  Per Schedule C instructions:

Enter the total cost of contract labor for the tax year. Contract labor includes payments to persons you do not treat as employees (for example, independent contractors) for services performed for your trade or business. Do not include contract labor deducted elsewhere on
your return, such as contract labor includible on line 17, 21, 26, or 37. Also, do not include salaries and wages paid to your employees; instead, see Line 26.

You must file Form 1099-MISC to report contract labor payments of $600 or more during the year.

For more information: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040sc.pdf

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