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RD, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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I have a small development business (not profitable yet) and

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I have a small development business (not profitable yet) and a job ($218,000). I pay my wife for translation and copyreading via 1099 for my business ($36,000). I take the 1099 deduction and do a joint return. In that case should I add her income back in, and if so am I better off doing separate returns?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  RD replied 8 years ago.

Are you carrying on the business as a sole proprietor and reporting on Sch C?



Customer: replied 8 years ago.
It is an LLC
Expert:  RD replied 8 years ago.

You will report $36000 as income to your wife on your personal tax return and as a deduction in your LLC.


It may be beneficial to file joint as your business is not profitable.



Let me know if you have any question.


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