Please tell me if I'm on the right track. And remember these are only examples not real figures: Lets say I had 40 weekly accounts @ $30 each = $1200 G.P. And lets say my my variable expenses per each account (gas, weed whip string, bags, etc.) was $2. Because I am operating alone. So that is $80 And my fixed expenses (phone, answering service, advertising, insurance, and rent.) is broken down into $147.50 weekly. So thats: $1200 (G.P.) Gross Profit -$80 (V.E.) Variable Expenses -$147.50 (F.E.) Fixed Expenses $972.50 Net profit (before taxes) Now what I want to know is what percent of that does Uncle Sam take. I figured 30%??? Which would take my actual net profit down to $680.75 N.P. Am I right? And remeber These figures are only examples!!! Thank you in advance for your input.