Ok, here goes... For round numbers sake, let's pretend one were to gross $100,000 from all services in 2004. What would be a reasonalbe amount to expect to have as a taxable income after all the deductions and expenses are taken off. I know, I know, it varies widely depending on equipment purchases, overhead, how much of that was shrubs for clients, and a million other things like student loan interest deductions, healthcare, IRAs, and so on. I'm looking for an idea only for curiosity. Would it be reasonable to have a net profit of in the range of 35-40% or $35,000 give or take??? I know it can be higher or lower for any number of reasons, but if you have any thoughts, please let me know. I believe 30-40% is in the ballpark right? Wrong? In some ways it seems very low, but considering all the deductions I guess it seems to be about right. These are not my actual numbers (maybe more, maybe less) so a thougt on percentage taxable vs. gross receipts would be good. Thanks! Stupid taxes. For what?