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Self Employed Tax Credit SETC - If you were Self-Employed in 2020 or 2021and impacted by covid .......

Self Employed Tax Credit SETC

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

    1) Self-Employed in 2020 or 2021 *

   1099 / Single Member LLC / Sole Proprietor 

   Gig Worker / Independent contractor etc.

    2) Filed a Schedule SE with the IRS

          Net Profitable for 2020 or 2021 *

    3) Impacted by Covid * 

  • Being unable to work due to federal, state, or local shutdown orders or

  • Being placed in quarantine as a result of COVID exposure or

  • Took time off to look after family member who had Covid / or their children's School was closed.

  • * Eligibility Terms Apply

Up to $32,220 available per individual

  • That is up to 26 weeks of paid leave, if you were unable to work due to qualifying pandemic related reasons.

  • ​In order to help employees / individuals cope with the losses coming as a result of the pandemic, the government issued paid sick leave days that could be used for reasons related to COVID.


  • To account for these missed days for self-employed individuals*, the government started offering a credit for the amount of work days missed due to COVID complications *


* Eligibility Terms Apply

This is for ...

Artists / Barbers - Hairdressers / Photographers / Delivery / Rideshare drivers

Side hustlers / Mechanics / Realtors / Contractors / Personal Coaches / Landscapers

Proofreaders / Bookkeepers / Bloggers / Freelance Writers / Web  Developers / Graphic Designers / Consultants / Food Delivery Workers / Virtual Assistants / Childcare Professionals / Singer/Song Writers / ​Cleaners / Event Planners

Plus many many more

SETC Eligibility Chart
SETC Eligibility Guide

Self Employed Tax Credit SETC - Launched in March of 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was passed by Congress to provide employees and self-employed individuals paid sick leave or paid leave caring for dependents due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Consolidated Appropriations Act later extended the FFCRA timeframe. Then in March 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) released additional paid leave time to employees and self-employed individuals that missed work due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Qualified Sick & Family Paid Leave wage credits can apply to eligible self-employed individuals.

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