If you receive a Form 1099-MISC with an entry in Box 6 for medical and health care payments, you need to report it in the TaxAct program and have the TaxAct program transfer the information to Schedule C. You need to create a Schedule C before you report Form 1099-MISC and assign it to Schedule C. If you need help creating Schedule C in the TaxAct program, go to our Schedule C - Entering Sole Proprietorship in Program FAQ.
Report your Form 1099-MISC and enter the Box 6 amount (if you need help reporting Form 1099-MISC in the TaxAct program, go to our Form 1099-MISC - Entering in Program FAQ):
The net profit calculated on Schedule C transfers to Schedule 1 (Form 1040) Additional Income and Adjustments to Income, Line 3, and to Schedule SE (Form 1040) Self-Employment Tax for purposes of calculating self-employment (SE) taxes. The SE tax is reported on Schedule 2 (Form 1040) Additional Taxes, Line 4. You can also deduct one-half of your self-employment tax when figuring adjusted gross income. This deduction is made automatically in the TaxAct program on Schedule 1 (Form 1040), Line 14.
Generally, the payer of the miscellaneous income does not withhold income tax or Social Security and Medicare taxes from the miscellaneous income. IRS Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business, has additional information regarding self-employment tax - what it is, who pays it, how it's calculated and reported, etc.
If you also have federal and/or state tax withholding reported, see Form 1099-MISC - Federal or State Withholding.
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