Calculating tax for new LLC

PortiaMalcolm Member Posts: 1 Newcomer
edited January 15 in General

In 2023 I launched my first year as an LLC, doing independent contract work. I did not pay any income tax throughout the year on those earnings. I tracked my expenses, but the standard deduction is still higher than those expenses.

I also did non-LLC work for two entities; they did take out federal and state income tax.

I earned about $40,000 total in 2023 between the work I did as an independent contractor and the work for these two entities. The federal income tax that was taken out amounts to almost exactly $3K. I have done calculations and believe this means that the 3K that was taken out already should cover what I owe for the full year for federal income tax. Would you agree that that's accurate?

(All this work took place in Colorado, where I reside, if that's important to know).



  • AlexO
    AlexO FreeTaxUSA Agent Posts: 74

    Hello, PortiaMalcolm!

    That is a great question!

    You should note, that you can claim business expenses AND the standard deduction.

    You should also note, that in addition to income tax, you'll also owe self-employment tax on your contractor income. The self-employment tax rate is 15.3%.

    I recommend entering estimated figures within FreeTaxUSA's 2023 software. This will give you a good idea about the amount of tax you'll owe, if any.