How can I delete Schedule SE? I am self-employed overseas, pay local Social Security taxes so do not have to file schedule SE. But can't get rid of it.

Schedule SE is automatically generate when I fill out Schedule C. But with the agreement between US and France, I am not subject to self-employment tax. But when I tried to delete Schedule SE, it did not go away.

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You are correct. You aren’t required to pay SE tax when any of the following applies:

You are subject only to the social security laws of a foreign country under the provisions of a social security agreement between the United States and that country.  

This is how to correct your situation:

  • Business
  • Business Taxes...start
  • Self-employment tax...start
  • Make adjustments
  • Enter your profit in the box "Other SE Nonfarm Profit (loss)"  Enter it as a negative.

[Edited 04.13.19|1:22pmPST]

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