Schedule C - Profit or Loss from Business is part of the individual income tax return IRS Form 1040. It shows the income of a business for the tax year, as well as deductible expenses. The resulting net profit or loss of the business, found on line 31, is then reported (beginning with 2018 taxes) on Schedule 1 (line 12) of Form 1040.
Anyone who operates a business as a sole proprietor must fill out Schedule C when filing his or her annual tax return. IRS form Schedule C accompanies the main tax return form, 1040, for taxpayers who must report a profit or loss from their business.
To complete Schedule C, you need records of the income your business received and the cost of goods sold. You must list your business expenses; these include things like rent, utilities, insurance, taxes and depreciation.
Enter business income (Schedule C) 1. Click the Planning tab. 2. Click the Tax Center button. 3. Click Show Tax Planner. 4. On the left side of the page, select Business Income. 5. In the Business Income or Loss - Schedule C page, in the Revenue, field, enter gross receipts or sales from all sole proprietorships.