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Tax Deadlines

Here are important deadlines for the 2023 tax season you need to know about.

January 16, 2024
Deadline to make Q4 quarterly tax estimated payment.
January 31, 2024
Deadline to file 1099-NEC.
February 15, 2024
Deadline to file 1099-MISC.
March 15, 2024
S corporation deadline to file Form 1120-S or file an extension with Form 7004.
April 15, 2024
Sole proprietor deadline to file Form 1040 and Schedule C or file an extension with Form 4868.
September 16, 2024
S corporation deadline to file extended return.
October 24, 2024
Sole proprietor deadline to file extended return.

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Tax FAQs

Get answers to your most common tax questions as a self-employed therapist.

Do I have to file taxes as self-employed therapist?

Yes, most likely.

According to IRS guidelines, self-employed individuals are required to file an annual tax return if they had net earnings from self-employment of $400 or more.

Read more about how much you have to earn to pay taxes as a therapist.

How do I file taxes as a self-employed therapist?

How you file taxes depends on your tax entity type.

If you’re taxed as a sole proprietor, then you’ll file Form 1040 and use Schedule C to report your income and expenses from your business.

If you’re taxed as an S corporation, then you’ll file Form 1120-S for your business tax return and Form 1040 for your personal tax return.

Where do I file taxes as a self-employed therapist?

You’ll file a federal income tax return with the IRS (online or mail) and a state income tax return with your state (online or mail).

Read our guide on how to pay income tax in every state.

Will I be penalized if I didn’t pay quarterly taxes as a self-employed therapist?

It depends.

The IRS requires you to make quarterly estimated payments if you have a tax liability of $1,000 or more. If you didn’t pay quarterly taxes this year and you owe more than $1,000 in taxes, then you may be penalized.

Can I file an extension as a self-employed therapist?

Yes, it’s common to file an extension.

The deadline to file Form 4868 and request an extension for sole proprietors is April 15, 2024. The deadline to file your extended return is October 15, 2024.

For partnerships and S corporations, the deadline to request an extension is March 15, 2024 and the deadline file your extended return is September 16, 2024.

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