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My wife and I did a house cleaning business from Jan to May of 98' and after business deductions we ended up with around $6000 net profit for the business. My question is concerning the self-employment tax, figured by following the instructions we owe together around $800.00, but our overall income tax due the feds minus the SE tax is only $110.00. Is there some way to reduce the SE tax? For 97' we didn't pay SE tax on about the same net profit but I forgot how I ended up that way, or just made a mistake.

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