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Answered: January 20, 2020 9:28 pm

I’m a sole proprietor. Can I pay W-2 wages to myself?

As a self-employed person, you cannot receive a salary. You can take a draw from your business bank account to cover your personal expenses, but this has no impact on your taxes. You are taxed on your revenue minus expenses; you cannot subtract the draw.

Tax Glossary


Charges to the homeowner at the time of the loan. A point is equal to 1 percent. Depending on the type of loan, points may be currently deductible or amortized over the life of the loan.

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