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Filing a loss on schedule C is not in and of itself a flag for a potential audit. There is more to it than that.

Your licensing fees - would that fee be just for the hospital where you moonlight or for both? If both it would be prorated.

Cell phone - Is it required by the moonlight hospital or for your convenience? Do you have a second phone?

Car expenses - You can deduct actual expenses, depreciate your vehicle or use the standard milage. Most people I deal with use the standard milage but it depends on numerious issues. You can only deduct those miles that you use the car for business. Going from one hospital to another. Not from your home to the hospital.

Home office - Smart to not take if it a mixed usage. IRS does look at that one.

Sounds to me like you could use some professional Tax help. May want to find someone and sit down and talk to them.

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