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"Self-employed taxes? I'll help you out."

"Self-employed taxes? I'll help you out."

As your on-demand TurboTax Expert, I'll answer questions about your self-employed income and give your tax return a full professional review before you file.

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Self-employment taxes done, the expert way.

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Using SmartLook™, connect with a TurboTax Expert and ask anything about filing your 2017 self-employment tax return over one-way video.


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Before you submit your tax return, your TurboTax Expert will go over it in detail to make sure it's complete, accurate and optimized.

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Our team of TurboTax Experts have prepared and filed hundreds of self-employment tax returns for customers just like you – all that expertise is dedicated to getting you the best results.

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Questions and Answers

No, TurboTax Self-Employed is for people whose business income needs to be reported on their personal (T1) tax return. If your business is incorporated, you need to prepare a personal return for yourself and a separate corporate return (T2) for your business. TurboTax Self-Employed is a great fit for your personal return. For your corporate return, check out our incorporated business edition, TurboTax Business Incorporated.

Absolutely. TurboTax Self-Employed is the right choice for those who need to file employment income and self-employment income.

For sure! TurboTax Self-Employed includes an expert business interview that asks you straightforward questions to help you uncover every credit and deduction you deserve.

TurboTax Online runs in most current web browsers. For details see our TurboTax Online system requirements FAQ.

Yes! Our TurboTax Online editions are perfect for Mac users because they run in the web browser of your choice.

TurboTax supports all provinces (and territories!). All editions of TurboTax include all the forms and schedules you need to complete and file your federal and provincial returns via NETFILE and NetFile Québec.

GST/HST activities are reported on a GST/HST return. Some information from your GST/HST return is used on your tax return so it’s a good idea to complete the GST/HST return first. For step-by-step guidance on GST/HST returns, visit CRA’s webpage.

TurboTax Self-Employed calculates your Canada Pension Plan contributions due based on the net income from self-employment.

TurboTax Self-Employed calculates your Canada Pension Plan contributions due based on the net income from self-employment.

In many cases CRA requires instalments based on your tax owing in a three year period. But, for newly self-employed individuals, instalments aren’t necessary. Consider opening a separate bank account to set aside money for tax time.

Yes. TurboTax Self-Employed includes all the forms and schedules you need to claim every credit and deduction qualify for.

It depends on your situation, but a good benchmark is to set aside 25% of your business’s income for your self-employment taxes.

Everything from office supplies to vehicle costs can be written off, providing the expense related to your business, you have the supporting documentation and the expense is reasonable. View CRA’s full list here.

Side gigs, freelance work, and contract payments are all forms of income that are reported on your tax return. If you’re carrying on some form of business activity, report it – even if you’re not profitable yet.

If you already use QuickBooks Self-Employed, you can access mileage reports. Use the top left gear icon and in your settings click on ‘Reports’ then select ‘Mileage Log’. This report shows the business and personal kilometers you drove, including purpose, deduction amount and how you logged them.

Yes! Check out our Self-employed Expenses Calculator to estimate the impact your business expenses could have on your tax return.

To stay current with all the latest news and tips for small business owners, check out our TurboTax blog.