Self Employment - Foreign Earnings

If you were a self-employed individual working abroad, you would still report your self-employment earnings and expenses on Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business.

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Federal.
  2. Click Business Income in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand, then click Business income or loss from a sole proprietorship.
  3. Click + Add Schedule C to create a new copy of the form or click Edit to review a form already created.
  4. Continue with the interview process to enter all of the appropriate information.

Additional Information

If you need to remove the self-employment tax due to a Social Security agreement with the country in which you worked, please see Schedule SE - Expatriate Social Security Agreement for additional information.

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