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Self-Employment Tax

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what self-employment tax is
  • Find out more about the self-employment tax process via specific scenarios
  • Find various steps to take/review with your clients
  • Find out 6 ways to reduce self-employment tax
  • Learn about other considerations regarding your self-employed clients


Course Overview

Course Details
  • Level: Beginner
  • Cost: Free
  • Field of Study: Taxes
  • Advanced Prep: None
  • Credit Type: CE & CPE
  • Credit Hours: 1
Course Description

Starting a new business is the ultimate American dream. And why not? Who doesn’t love the fantasy of coming up with a killer idea that you know people will pay for, quitting your job (with or without a dramatic bridge-burning exit a la “Jerry McGuire”) to start raking in the cash? From 2014 to 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed an increase of nearly 150,000 self-employed individuals to 8,751,000.

With that many entrepreneurs striking out on their own, tax professionals are here to help guide these taxpayers through the sometimes-difficult transition from W2 to 1099. As exciting as a new business is, the tax implications are often ignored until after the fact, which can trigger financial stress and love letters from the IRS. This basic course offers a plan of action to follow to get your clients started on the right foot and build value into your services.


This self-employed tax course has the following objectives:

  • Be familiar with the essential business taxes for the self-employed.
  • Learn and teach your clients how to file self-employment taxes step-by-step.
  • Understand what your clients need to submit and when to submit it with a self-employed tax return guide.
  • Identify ways to lower self-employment taxes effectively and legally by monitoring taxable income, deductible expenses, and allowable credits.
  • Reduce your client’s risk of incurring penalties and interest with the on-time filing of tax returns and payment of the correct taxes, depending on their situation, circumstances, and other considerations.

Give your clients—side-hustlers, full-time freelancers, and entrepreneurs alike—a leg up so that they can focus on growing their business instead of worrying about their taxes and penalties. With our basic self-employed tax guide and easy-to-use practice management software, you can help them manage their resources better and enjoy their hard-earned money more. We go beyond how to file self-employment taxes step-by-step and delve deeper, so you can provide the most comprehensive services. Enroll in our course today and take the fear out of the unknown.


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