What are Schedule A and Schedule C?

Schedule A is the tax form that is filed with Form 1040 to report itemized deductions. Taxpayers must choose between the standard deduction applicable to their filing status, or compute their various allowed itemized deductions on Schedule A. And Schedule C is the form used to report income and expenses from self-employment. This can encompass owning a digital or brick-and-mortar small business, freelancing, contracting, and gig works such as ride-share driving.