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Schedule C & Schedule SE

Question: I have run a small business in the past, but this year I had no income or expenses from the business, is it necessary for me to file a Schedule C?


If your sole proprietorship business is inactive during the full year, it is not necessary to file a Schedule C (Form 1040) (PDF), Profit or Loss from Business, for that year.

Additional Information:

Category: Small Business, Self-Employed, Other Business
Subcategory: Schedule C & Schedule SE

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The OMB number for this study is 1545-1432.
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