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If you file a Schedule C, you can list COGS.  I was a sole proprietor 
for donkey's years, then became an LLC. Both had schedule Cs

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On 4/3/20 8:49 AM, Marjorie Leggitt wrote:
> All, is it just me or am I just clueless about COGS? Is this only for 
> S-, C-corps or an LLC? I’m not seeing anything about this for Sole 
> Proprietor.
> Marj
> Leggitt Design
> 303.394.0566
>
>> On Apr 3, 2020, at 9:39 AM, Chris Gralapp <[log in to unmask]> 
>> wrote:
>>
>>  Lynette,
>>
>> I think it is OK to make an educated guess, and ballpark it--that's 
>> what I did--I have a feeling that there won't be too many questions 
>> asked. But that's just me!
>>
>> Chris
>> Chris Gralapp
>>
>> >^..^<
>>
>> *Chris Gralapp*,MA, CMI, FAMI
>>
>> Medical/Scientific Illustration
>>
>> 415.454.6567
>>
>> chrisgralapp.com 
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>> On 4/3/2020 8:27 AM, Liz Lockett wrote:
>>> Take the cost of every supply and expense you made for the year and 
>>> divide by the number of things you sold.
>>>
>>> On Fri, Apr 3, 2020, 11:18 AM Lynette Cook <[log in to unmask] 
>>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>>
>>>     Britt, this article addresses inventory and keeping track of
>>>     costs in a general way as part of one’s business (for tax and
>>>     insurance purposes), though doesn’t directly address my
>>>     questions. I must come up with a number for COGS from
>>>     2/1/19-1/31/20. Thankfully, not for any other period than this!
>>>
>>>     Lynette
>>>
>>>     > On Apr 3, 2020, at 8:01 AM, Griswold, Britt (GSFC-279.0)[LUSA
>>>     Associates] <[log in to unmask]
>>>     <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>>     >
>>>     > Lynette,
>>>     >
>>>     > This article may have your answer:
>>>     >
>>>     https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.artworkarchive.com_blog_how-2Dto-2Ddo-2Da-2Dyear-2Dend-2Dinventory-2Dof-2Dyour-2Dart-2Dstudio&d=DwIGaQ&c=Cu5g146wZdoqVuKpTNsYHeFX_rg6kWhlkLF8Eft-wwo&r=AGYZ7-AeerjxzYnIwL-lBLFI3SPYN3BDmku4qGQB4Tg&m=cAU6KdqpDsZaQ9-bPjTIlOtFdU6rp7_ITwQlMqhyic4&s=vYJU2K0vsTkit-O7Qf6hQZFS361kasG5evTNUChZkPg&e=
>>>
>>>     >
>>>     > Personally, I do not have an inventory so this has never been
>>>     a problem for me, so no direct experience.
>>>     >
>>>     > Britt
>>>     >
>>>     > On 4/3/20, 10:50 AM, "SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural
>>>     Science Illustration- on behalf of Lynette Cook"
>>>     <[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> on
>>>     behalf of [log in to unmask]
>>>     <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>>     >
>>>     >    Hi all,
>>>     >
>>>     >    I know this isn’t rocket science but I’m having trouble
>>>     wrapping my mind around it (my spring allergies must have me
>>>     befuddled). I’m having to come up with a number for COGS: cost
>>>     of goods sold for a 12 month period. We artists usually do not
>>>     run our business this way. So, for all physical paintings sold
>>>     during these 12 months I have to go back in my records and hunt
>>>     for receipts in order to itemize the cost of materials and find
>>>     the total dollar figure. Of course, some have to be estimated,
>>>     such as the 24” of wire that went on the back of a canvas when
>>>     said wire was purchased as a large roll 15 years ago. And,
>>>     hmmmmm, did I use a 1/4 C of gesso from the gallon jug on that
>>>     painting or did I use 1 C? A teaspoon of paint from the tube of
>>>     phthalo green or was it three?
>>>     >
>>>     >    My understanding is that I do not include my own labor or
>>>     other costs. Though I wonder: do I include my paintbrushes? I
>>>     easily ruin the points of 2-4 on each painting, so they are
>>>     expended for all intents and purposes even though not
>>>     incorporated into the art itself.
>>>     >
>>>     >     My main question is: am I thinking this through correctly
>>>     or am I missing something?
>>>     >
>>>     >    Lynette
>>>     >    —
>>>     >    Lynette Cook
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