My wife's dad pays her for caregiving from his VA pension. How do we claim this income on our tax return?

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Parent lives with me. A relative has removed ALL monies from parent bank-accounts, has POA on all bank-accounts. Relative auto-transfers monthly retirement-$$, Effectively parent has NO $$. Can I claim dependency?

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1099 is part you fill out. for independant contractor You keep your own record you pay in your own soc sec taxes.think yhe limit is still 600.00 after that they have to report and pay in soc sec
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Becky: That's what I said- 1099 should have been received.
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I think this year is 600.00 still anymore paid to ondepemdant contractor suspose to file income tax 1099 form independant contractor files.
gmore -typeo- for more than 6 months support.
Check IRS Dependant exemption.
Other option Bill the POA. Shelter room and board. personal Escort and mileage for Dr. If not Health care surrogate.
If payee does not pay bills for her care then that is neglect.
Elder abuse to collect her money and not provide for shelter and food and health care personal needs. A landlord can be payee.
Soc Sec does not recognize Power of Attorney if she is unable to attend her own bills etc. She would have a soc sec.payee.
If funds collected and not used on her that is also extortion and embezelment elder or disabled aka abuse of a vunerable person.
Look up law. Go to Elder Affairs she is with you so you can take her.
If she doesnt have medicaid take her and apply for her while there she can appoint you as dfc authorized represenative.Again this will allow you to access her records and comply w hipa law.If you prepare meals for her do them seperately have her own dishes.she may then qualify for foodstamps if her income is low enough. HEAP winter heating assistance.
These maybe resources you will have to use to help you care for her.
It is a can of worms.
But if you are dcf rep which makes you dcf payee if she gets foodstamps. And allows you to be in her medical care.on original write legiable copy or electronic digital media copy shall serve as origional document
Retain copy of dcf rep form after worker witness and have stamped receive to prove submitted take and copy this have noterized as a true copy. Make copy noterized one put others up use last copy if have to present again. To protect origionals.
Good luck your btwn rock and can of worms.
Bless family for in the end noone wants to be alone.
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Becky: I told the OP about the 1099 form plus the possible fraudulent activity as well as asking if the OP filed for an extension. The OP hasn't come back on this thread. What do you mean when you said "gmore?" Not making sense.
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Dependant would be support gmore than half the year. An his income is counted in IRS form he should have received. He paid for assistance care.
What he paid for would be to an independant contractor. A 1099. You would claim what he paid for you for services he paid you for. That would not be you supporting him.
Dependant care is form you need ( for children or disabled, elder dependant )
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Really to pursue this there is a larger question of what his total income is, not counting VA, and then his total Medical Expenses
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This may well be fraudulent activity on the POA'S part because they stepped in and removed his monies.
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adragton: What are you doing with the 1099 form that the elder received?
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adragton: Have you filed for an extension? I hope so because the last day to file was 4/18/16. That money belongs to the elder, transferred or not.
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If it comes from his pension directly to you, then he is paying you for care, and it would be a deduction from his income--if it's more than the standard deduction. But you would have to pay taxes on it yourself, since it's effectively your income. I assume you'd have to list it under Other Income. Now, my advice is worth exactly what you've paid for it, so call the IRS and ask: 8AM-8PM M-F and be prepared to wait more than 1/2 hour!
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