Filing an amendment for 2017. Changing status to married filing jointly. Does my husband need to file a Schedule C- EZ self-employment form or can I just claim him?

He didn't receive a 1099- MISC. So should I just claim him as a dependent and forget about the Schedule C- EZ, or should I just file the amendment in a tax office?

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No.  You add him to your return as a spouse (not a dependent).  You add all his income to the Joint return.  That would include adding a schedule C or C-EZ if he has self employment income.

He doesn’t need an actual 1099Misc to report his income.  How to enter income from Self Employment

If you received a 1099-MISC for your self-employed income

Type 1099-misc in the Search box and then select the Jump to link. This will take you directly to the section where you can enter your 1099-MISC. You’ll also be able to enter any cash, personal checks, credit card payments, or cryptocurrency (Form 1099-K) related to your self-employment.

If your self-employment income was only from cash, personal checks, credit card payments, or cryptocurrency 

Type Schedule C in the Search box and then select the Jump to link. This will take you to where you can enter any cash, personal checks, credit card payments, or cryptocurrency (Form 1099-K) related to your self-employment. You may first be asked some general questions about your business. After you answer them, you’ll be taken to the Let's enter the income for (your line of work) screen where you can enter this income as Other self-employed Income.


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