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I have formed an LLC a few years back. I have been employed

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I have formed an LLC a few years back. I have been employed full-time and did not have significant activities with my LLC. I have received some business, and got payments to my company, recently. I have claimed the income on my tax return last year. Now I am planning to turn into part-time at my current work and work for my own company full-time. Can I handle taxes myself? Do I need to start paying self-employment tax, SS etc? Since I am an engineering consultant, my business is quite simple. Please advise.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 2 years ago.
Hi and welcome to Just Answer!

The advantage of LLC - you do not need to file any formal forms, however any registration where you reported the ownership - need to be updated if there is a change in ownership.

As a single member LLC - you generally report all income and expenses as solo proprietorship.

The business income and expenses will be reported on the schedule C - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040sc.pdf

There will not be any self-employment taxes because you are reporting losses.

The net loss will be reported on the form 1040 line 12 - http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf

I suggest you following references for starting the business

Generally LLC is not taxable entity - all income should be passed through to members and should be reported on individual tax returns regardless it was distributed or not.

If the business has net income over $400, it may be required to file Schedule SE, Self-Employment Tax and net income is likely self-employment income and 15.3% self-employment tax would be required (13.3% in 2011).
Let me know if you need any help or clarification.

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