How is a Sole Proprietorship Taxed?

The sole proprietorship is taxed at the individual tax level. Basically, the income earned during the calendar year is calculated on Schedule C of Form 1040. The final number is transferred to the front page of Form 1040 to line 12.

The Sole Proprietorship – The Basics

Sole Proprietorship

Of the four business entity types, the sole proprietorship is by far the most flexible and easiest to manage. There are very few drawbacks. In the world of business, the key is to maximize profit with the least amount of risk.

Self-Employment Tax: You Can Stop Staring At Me Now!

Self-Employment Tax

Simply put, this is a tax on your net earnings from your small business operation. If you are unincorporated, you have to pay this tax. This includes those in partnership arrangements, and in any form of Limited Liability Company status. Why don’t corporations pay the tax? Actually they do, it’s just called a different name. 

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