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Dear Mr. John Stancil, I have a question about Schedule SE:

in 2015:
I worked doing all kind of Handyman type of work (~$9000).
Also, I worked part time doing Drafting Services where I got 1099-Misc. (~$2000).

I know I have to file Schedule C and SE for the Drafting job, but what about the Handyman work?, do I file a separate schedule C, and if so, do I combine in schedule SE in Line 2 both profits?

Thanks a lot for your time

ps: I don't have a business
ps: Handyman income goes on 1040, line 7 or 12 or 21 ???

Thank you again.


Thanks for your question.

Like it or not you have a handyman business. File it on a second Schedule C. The IRS requires a different Schedule C for each different business. Combine the profit from both on one Schedule SE.

Hope this helps.

John Stancil, CPA

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I can answer questions on personal income taxes, partnerships, and some corporate income taxes. I can deal with some state tax questions. Limited gift and estate tax questions. I am also familiar with ministerial and church tax reporting issues. I am Professor Emeritus at Florida Southern College. Sales taxes and property taxes are state and local issues so I am not likely be be able to give you an in depth answer on those types of taxes. I have maintained a CPA practice, specializing in tax, for over 35 years. I am a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, The Florida Insititute of CPA's, The NCPE Fellowship. In addition I am a Certified Mentor for SCORE. Visit my website at I also offer seminars and consultations to churches and clergy on their tax issues at Also visit my blog, I am listed on Tax Connections at Prepare and file your own taxes at


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