New York Self Employment Tax Calculator (2020)

Last Updated October 6, 2020

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What You Need to Know About New York Self-Employment Tax in 2020

1. How much is the self employment tax for NYS?

Anyone who is self employed is considered both the employer and the employee, meaning thet New York self employment tax must be paid. That amount is 15.3%, comprising 12.4% for Social Security, old-age, survivors, and disability insurance, and 2.9% for Medicare or hospital insurance.

2. How much do I owe in self employment tax to the government?

The New York self employment tax is calculated in two sections. First, a set amount is established each year against which the 12.4% of Social Security is applied. For 2020, that amount is the first $137,700 of your net earnings. The second amount, the 2.9% Medicare payment, is applied to all your combined net earnings. Variations can occur if you file as a married couples business, or your spouse is your partner or your employee.

3. When do I have to pay taxes?

New York self employment tax has to be paid in quarterly installments on:

  • April 15th
  • June 15th
  • September 15th
  • January 15th

4. What forms do I need to file taxes?

New York self employment tax can be paid electronically with Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals. You can also use the worksheet in Form 1040-ES to determine your quarterly estimated tax obligations.

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