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how do i do my taxes being a self contracted massage therapist?

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I am a newly self contracted massage therapist and wondering how I file my taxes…what expences should be covered/exempt? guess any pointers regarding taxes for a self contracted Mt

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  1. tro on Aug 19, 2011 Reply

    file Sch C and SE, you will see the expenses that the C shows, plus any not shown there, that are necessary business expenses

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  2. the tax lady on Aug 19, 2011 Reply

    Expenses that are ordinary and necessary.

    The rent you pay is deductible.
    Your mileage from 1 customer to the next is deductible (the trip to the 1st customer is not).
    The massage table is depreciated.

    To file and pay you use IRS form 1040, schedule C and SE. If you expect to owe more than $ 1000 in tax, you must pay quarterly with form 1040ES.

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  3. Bobbie on Aug 19, 2011 Reply

    You would be a self employed independent contractor with your own business operation and your ORDINARY and NECESSARY business expenses that you NEED to have GOOD detailed daily written records of for this purpose will HAVE to reported on each separate LINE of the schedule C of the 1040 tax form for this purpose and it is would be called your itemized business expenses if that is what you want to call the business expense.
    And here you go using the below information should help you get started for your first year as a self employed independent contractor and as you progress and your business starts to grow you may even need some good professional assistance with it for your future.
    Schedule C and the SE of the 1040 federal income tax return read each line when you start at the top of the page on the schedule C for your self employed independent contractor business operation your name is fine your social security number is fine and your present home address can all be used for this purpose just do NOT try to make it complicated and read each line and word and understand what it says and do what it says and then you should NOT have any problem.
    You can also find the line by line instructions for the schedule C by using the http://www.irs.gov website and using the search box for the schedule C 2010 Instructions for Schedule C (2010) 2010 Table of Contents Profit or Loss from Business

    http://www.irs.gov/instructions/i1040sc/…

    Specific Instructions

    http://www.irs.gov/instructions/i1040sc/…

    BUT GOOD detailed records are really necessary for your business operation to succeed.
    For your 1040 Federal income tax reporting you would use the below enclosed information for this purpose.
    Use the search box at http://www.irs.gov for Publications and Forms for the Self-Employed

    http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/arti…

    All of your gross income from all sources of worldwide income will be reported on your correctly completed 1040 federal income tax return.
    Using a receipt book to make a receipt for each time that any one pays you in any way or item or trade for the amount of $ $ value that is received at that time and totaling the gross self employed income for the tax year with any other 1099-MISC income that is received after the end of the tax year and entering the total gross $ $ $ value amount on the schedule C line 1 GROSS receipts from your trade or business
    In general, taxpayers may deduct the ordinary and necessary expenses for conducting a trade or business. An ordinary expense is an expense that is common and accepted in the taxpayer’s trade or business. A necessary expense is one that is appropriate for the business. Generally, an activity qualifies as a business if it is carried on with the reasonable expectation of earning a profit.
    You would have to be sure that you handle your business deductions correctly for your business operation.
    For instructions and forms go to the IRS.gov website and use the search box for publication 334 a very good place to start with examples.
    Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses
    Use the search box at the http://www.irs.gov website for Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
    Filing Season Central is your one stop assistance center for filing your business returns. This includes Highlights of Tax Law Changes, Tax Tips, and more.
    2 of the seven tax tips for starting a business enclosed below.
    Go to the IRS gov website and use the search box for the below referenced material
    *Publication 4591, Small Business Federal Tax Responsibilities (PDF 470.1K)

    http://www.irs.gov/

    http://access.wa.gov/business/taxes.aspx

    Hope that you find the above enclosed information useful for your situation and good luck to you. 07/27/2011

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