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US Taxes: Self-employment Tax
Thread poster: Barbara Piela

Barbara Piela
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Jan 27, 2004

Must a freelance translator (working in the US for the American translation agencies) pay a self-employment tax (file schedule SE) and an income tax (1040 and schedule C or C-EZ) or the income tax only?
This all (self-employment tax plus income tax plus state tax) makes about 40%!
I asked this question (and many others) to IRS, but the answer is not clear for me:
“A Resident Alien of the United States has the same liability for Social Security and Medicare taxes as a United States citizen does. You should file schedule SE with your tax return.”
Maybe I asked too many questions in one letter and they did not find out that I am a freelance translator or maybe it’s true…

[Edited at 2004-01-27 21:08]

[Edited at 2004-01-27 21:30]

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