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Not all self-employed individuals who receive 1099 forms are required to make estimated tax payments. Some are, some aren't.
From: Robert Lauriston
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:33 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Freelancing and EIN
If you have 1099 income, you have to pay estimated taxes quarterly.
It's not complicated.
One company I contracted for required an EIN and documentation that I had a sole proprietorship registered with that number. That had zero impact on my taxes. I was still self-employed and it was 1099 income.
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