Federal Free Printable 2016 Form 1040 (Schedule C) for 2017 Federal Profit or Loss from Business (Sole Proprietorship)

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Profit or Loss from Business (Sole Proprietorship)
2016 Form 1040 (Schedule C)

SCHEDULE C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss From Business OMB No. 1545-0074 2016 (Sole Proprietorship) about Schedule C and its separate instructions is at www.irs.gov/schedulec. ▶ Attach to Form 1040, 1040NR, or 1041; partnerships generally must file Form 1065. ▶ Information Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service (99) Attachment Sequence No. 09 Name of proprietor Social security number (SSN) A B Enter code from instructions Principal business or profession, including product or service (see instructions) ▶ C Business name. If no separate business name, leave blank. E Business address (including suite or room no.) F G H City, town or post office, state, and ZIP code Cash (2) Accrual (3) Other (specify) ▶ Accounting method: (1) Did you “materially participate” in the operation of this business during 2016? If “No,” see instructions for limit on losses If you started or acquired this business during 2016, check here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I J Did you make any payments in 2016 that would require you to file Form(s) 1099? (see instructions) . If "Yes," did you or will you file required Forms 1099? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Part I D Employer ID number (EIN), (see instr.) ▶ Income . . . . . . . . 2 3 Gross receipts or sales. See instructions for line 1 and check the box if this income was reported to you on Form W-2 and the “Statutory employee” box on that form was checked . . . . . . . . . ▶ Returns and allowances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subtract line 2 from line 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 5 6 Cost of goods sold (from line 42) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gross profit. Subtract line 4 from line 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other income, including federal and state gasoline or fuel tax credit or refund (see instructions) . . . . . . . . . . 4 5 6 7 Gross income. Add lines 5 and 6 . . . ▶ 7 8 Advertising . 9 Car and truck expenses (see instructions) . . . . . Commissions and fees . 1 Part II 10 11 12 13 . . . . Contract labor (see instructions) Depletion . . . . . Depreciation and section 179 expense deduction (not included in Part III) (see instructions) . . . . . 14 Employee benefit programs (other than on line 19) . . Insurance (other than health) 15 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Expenses. Enter expenses for business use of your home only on line 30. 8 9 10 Office expense (see instructions) 18 Pension and profit-sharing plans . Rent or lease (see instructions): Vehicles, machinery, and equipment 19 20a Other business property . . . Repairs and maintenance . . . Supplies (not included in Part III) . 20b 21 22 Taxes and licenses . . . . . Travel, meals, and entertainment: Travel . . . . . . . . . 23 24a 25 Deductible meals and entertainment (see instructions) . Utilities . . . . . . . . 24b 25 26 27a b Wages (less employment credits) . Other expenses (from line 48) . . Reserved for future use . . . 26 27a 27b 21 22 23 24 a 14 15 b 17 Interest: Mortgage (paid to banks, etc.) Other . . . . . . Legal and professional services 28 Total expenses before expenses for business use of home. Add lines 8 through 27a . . . . . . ▶ 28 29 30 Tentative profit or (loss). Subtract line 28 from line 7 . . . . . . . 29 a b 16a 16b 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . Use the Simplified . . . . . . . Net profit or (loss). Subtract line 30 from line 29. • If a profit, enter on both Form 1040, line 12 (or Form 1040NR, line 13) and on Schedule SE, line 2. (If you checked the box on line 1, see instructions). Estates and trusts, enter on Form 1041, line 3. • If a loss, you must go to line 32. 32 Yes Yes No No ▶ . . Expenses for business use of your home. Do not report these expenses elsewhere. Attach Form 8829 unless using the simplified method (see instructions). Simplified method filers only: enter the total square footage of: (a) your home: and (b) the part of your home used for business: Method Worksheet in the instructions to figure the amount to enter on line 30 31 . No 2 3 19 20 b 13 . . . Yes 1 18 a 11 12 . . . . If you have a loss, check the box that describes your investment in this activity (see instructions). • If you checked 32a, enter the loss on both Form 1040, line 12, (or Form 1040NR, line 13) and on Schedule SE, line 2. (If you checked the box on line 1, see the line 31 instructions). Estates and trusts, enter on Form 1041, line 3. • If you checked 32b, you must attach Form 6198. Your loss may be limited. For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see the separate instructions. Cat. No. 11334P } } 30 31 32a 32b All investment is at risk. Some investment is not at risk. Schedule C (Form 1040) 2016 Page 2 Schedule C (Form 1040) 2016 Part III Cost of Goods Sold (see instructions) 33 Method(s) used to value closing inventory: 34 Was there any change in determining quantities, costs, or valuations between opening and closing inventory? If “Yes,” attach explanation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a b Cost c Lower of cost or market Other (attach explanation) 35 Inventory at beginning of year. If different from last year’s closing inventory, attach explanation . . . 35 36 Purchases less cost of items withdrawn for personal use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 37 Cost of labor. Do not include any amounts paid to yourself . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 38 Materials and supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 39 Other costs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 40 Add lines 35 through 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 41 Inventory at end of year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 42 Cost of goods sold. Subtract line 41 from line 40. Enter the result here and on line 4 . . . . . . 42 Part IV . . . Yes . Information on Your Vehicle. Complete this part only if you are claiming car or truck expenses on line 9 and are not required to file Form 4562 for this business. See the instructions for line 13 to find out if you must file Form 4562. / / 43 When did you place your vehicle in service for business purposes? (month, day, year) 44 Of the total number of miles you drove your vehicle during 2016, enter the number of miles you used your vehicle for: a No ▶ b Commuting (see instructions) Business c Other Yes No 45 Was your vehicle available for personal use during off-duty hours? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Do you (or your spouse) have another vehicle available for personal use?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes No 47a Do you have evidence to support your deduction? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes No If “Yes,” is the evidence written? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes No b Part V 48 . . . . . . Other Expenses. List below business expenses not included on lines 8–26 or line 30. Total other expenses. Enter here and on line 27a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Schedule C (Form 1040) 2016
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More about the Federal 1040 (Schedule C) Individual Income Tax TY 2016

Individuals who are self-employed or own a business operating as a sole proprietorship that has business expenses of $5,000 or less can file the simpler Schedule C-EZ to report their business income and expenses. If your business has more than $5,000 in business expenses, you must file Schedule C instead.

We last updated the Profit or Loss from Business (Sole Proprietorship) in January 2017, so this is the latest version of 1040 (Schedule C), fully updated for tax year 2016. You can download or print current or past-year PDFs of 1040 (Schedule C) directly from TaxFormFinder. You can print other Federal tax forms here.

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