What are Self-Employment(SE) Taxes?

What are Self-Employment(SE) Taxes?

https://youtu.be/StEiHsOdknM What Are Self-Employment (SE) Taxes? For the sake of argument, let’s say you’re an employee. Since 1990, 7.65% of your paycheck has been sucked into the government’s coffers before you even saw it. Your employer has been doing the exact same amount in tandem by paying 7.65% of your paycheck to the government in payroll taxes for each of their employees. By now you’ve probably done the math: 15.3% of every employee’s paycheck goes to the government right away (up to the annual Social Security cap at least, which in 2019 is $132,900). If you want to get technical,…
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How to Pay Estimated Taxes as an S-Corp

How to Pay Estimated Taxes as an S-Corp

https://youtu.be/sGqZ5fJEv94 When you earn money as an employee, you don’t have to make estimated tax payments throughout the year. Or, rather, the estimated tax payments are made automatically by your employer through the withholding process, and these payments that were made on your behalf all year are conveniently reported to you on your W-2. But as an S-Corporation business holder, none of this is automatically done for you. The Process Unfortunately, the annual schedule for estimated tax payments is very strange: Q1 estimated taxes are due by April 15th. So far so good. April and May estimated taxes are due…
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What the Heck Do I Do About Estimated Taxes?

What the Heck Do I Do About Estimated Taxes?

What the Heck Do I Do About Estimated Taxes? Quarterly taxes, business taxes, estimated tax payments — are these all the same thing? Federal estimated tax payments are quarterly payments paid on your business or self-employed income. In Washington State, we also have State Business and Occupancy taxes. Do I need to make estimated tax payments? If you fall into both of the following categories you had better pay in estimated taxes: You are expecting to owe at least $1,000 or Your withholding will be less than: the smaller of 90% of your 2019 taxes or 100% of your 2018…
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