Sheppard Tax Preparation

Columbus, Ohio Income Tax Preparation Service

IRS, State, & Local Income Tax Preparation

(614) 523-3106 or  (877) 505-9455

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Ohio Sole Proprietorship Income Tax Preparation



Income Tax Return Preparation For Self Employed in Ohio


When filing income taxes as a sole proprietorship, your business is considered a pass-through entity by the IRS as all income generated by the business is passed through to your personal income tax return 1040 from IRS Schedule C. Business income tax return preparation can seem like a daunting task for those who are self employed as independent contractors or owners of small businesses as there are constant changes and new tax laws and rules added by the IRS. As a year-round tax service, we stay abreast of the current income tax provisions which may have an impact on your business and personal tax responsibility.


IRS Schedule C Profit or Loss From Business for Sole Proprietorship

A Sole Proprietorship is considered a pass-through entity for purposes of federal income taxes, and profits or losses are filed on a Schedule C with the owners personal income tax returns on IRS form 1040. The Schedule C lists all of your business income earned as a sole proprietor and subtracts business expenses to calculate the net profit or net loss that is to be reported on your personal income tax return IRS form 1040.


IRS Schedule SE Self Employment Tax

For individuals who are self employed, IRS Schedule SE is used to determine self-employment tax due on net earnings. The self-employment tax included on Schedule SE is for Social Security and Medicare taxes only, and does not include other income taxes that self-employed individuals may need to file.


Deductions for Sole Proprietors (Self-Employed)

As a sole proprietorship, a self-employed individual can deduct business expenses including operation expenses, inventory cost, advertising expenses, travel expenses, health insurance, charitable contributions, business meals, and business entertainment expenses, in addition to being able to write off the cost of business equipment and other business assets. It is also common for 1099 wage earners and home based businesses to claim a home office expense to deduct rent and utilities.




As each self employed individual and small business owner face unique situations, it is important to discuss your specific circumstances with an income tax preparer in order to maximize your deductions and minimize the amount you pay to the IRS. At Sheppard Tax Prep we work with taxes year-round and therefore are available to assist our clients with business and personal income tax preparation, tax planning, as well as larger tax issues.

Sheppard Tax Preparation

a division of Sheppard Law Offices

The Columbus, Ohio Income Tax Return Preparation office at Sheppard Law Offices, LPA is conveniently located just inside I-270 off of Cleveland Ave. Our offices provide a short drive to get your taxes done from throughout Central Ohio including counties of Franklin, Delaware, Knox, Marion, Licking, & Fairfield. We regularly serve  tax clients from Columbus, Westerville, Bexley, Dublin, Sunbury, Delaware, Fredericktown, Johnstown, Centerberg, New Albany, Gahanna, Pickerington, Grandview, Upper Arlington, Clintonville, Groveport, Pickerington, Pataskala, Reynoldsburg, Groveport, Lewis Center, Worthington, Granville, the Short North, Hilliard, Plain City, Grove City, Newark, Mt. Vernon, Canal Winchester, and Lancaster.

Columbus Ohio Office

2600 Tiller Lane, Suite A

Columbus, Ohio 43231

Telephone: (614) 523-3106

Newark, Ohio Office

843 N. 21st Street, Suite 108

Newark, Ohio 43055

Telephone: (740) 345-7138

Akron-Canton Office

Belden Village Tower, 200

Canton, Ohio 44718

Telephone: (330) 409-2876

Mt. Vernon, Ohio Office

11 West Gambier Street

Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050

Telephone: (740) 392-0404

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