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Yes. The computation of self-employment tax is unaffected by any NOL carryforward or carryback.
Here's an article that references the applicable code sections.
is there an article that will show what expenses or items will lower my 1009 income for self employment tax?
After you complete a Schedule C to report your net profit from whatever you are doing as an independent contractor, and take whatever business expenses are applicable to your business, your self-employment tax is based upon the net profit from your business activity. There are no further reductions of your self-employment income for expenses.