Most of the time I'll do a search on this site and usually find the answer to my question. This one is a little different and I'm posting this here because I know alot of you have experience receiving 1099-misc as outside contractors. I have a full time job and my wife also has a job. I also have a solo landscape business that I do on the side (going on 5 years now) and have always done my own accounting (turbotax sched c).Most of my profit last year was reinvested into equipment last year so there isn't a big tax bill there. Me and my wife also write music and received 3 seperate 1099-misc for royalties. One for me, one for my wife and one for the publishing company she set up. Turbo tax is having me do a seperate sched-c for all 3 1099-misc which would total 4 sched -c for our tax return(counting my landcaping). That would mean that not only do i have to pay income taxes but I would have to pay 4 seperate small business (self employment taxes). 1.Can i file all 3 1099-misc under my wife's publishing company(startup sole-prop under her name)(it would also cut myself employment tax from 4 seperate to 2 seperate taxes). 2.Can I write off equipment i bought in previous years and used to make these recordings in order to decrease my tax bill. 3.I'm afraid that the irs may see this as a hobby and not let me write off my instruments that I have purchased in previous years. I keep everything 100% legal and it is a real pain in the a$$.