- Income from 1099-MISC, 1099-K, receipts and sales
- Business/self-employed expenses - advertising, legal fees, employee wages, business insurance, cleaning expenses, day care expenses, etc.
- Cash or accrual accounting method
- Net gain or loss
- Depreciation - vehicles and other equipment
- Home office - utilities, mortgage interest, real estate taxes, etc.
- Prior-year, unallowed passive activity losses.
File the 2017 tax returnThis tax season H&R Block added a new Self-Employed product designed specifically for the estimated 60 million freelancers, independent contractors and other self-employed taxpayers. It is specifically designed for self-employed workers and small business owners who file Schedule C; Schedule C-EZ for filers with simple earnings and expenses is included in the Premium online product. "An added benefit of using H&R Block's new Self-Employed DIY product is that all of the online products can be combined with Tax Pro Review, making it possible for a completed DIY online tax return to be reviewed and filed by a tax pro - all without the client making a trip to the tax office," Watts said. Additionally, Self-Employed integrates the mobile expense tracking app Stride Tax, which automates mileage tracking and helps clients discover tax deductions unique to their profession. The Stride Tax app is in the Apple and Google Play stores. "Taxpayers can start getting organized now for filing their 2018 tax return by using the Stride Tax app and learning about how tax law changes are impacting their tax situation," Watts said. Prepare for 2018 tax return All taxpayers need to find out how their individual tax situation is impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - everyone is impacted. One resulting addition that will directly impact self-employed taxpayers is the ability to deduct up to 20 percent of qualified business income from a sole proprietorship, partnership or S corporation. Taxpayers have multiple ways online to access H&R Block, including through the H&R Block apps, H&R Block DIY online products, downloaded H&R Block DIY software products or an appointment at an H&R Block retail tax office. About H&R Block H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) is a global consumer tax services provider. Tax return preparation services are provided by professional tax preparers in approximately 12,000 company-owned and franchise retail tax offices worldwide, and through H&R Block tax software products for the DIY consumer. H&R Block also offers adjacent Tax Plus products and services. In fiscal 2017, H&R Block had annual revenues of over $3 billion with 23 million tax returns prepared worldwide. For more information, visit the H&R Block Newsroom. For Further InformationSusan Waldron, 816-854-5522, email@example.com