I pay someone to 'eldersit' my elderly mom. How to arrange tax issues?

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What is the simplest, most economical way comply with tax requirements when paying the elder sitter?

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If the sitter is there often you may want to check state regulations which may differ from federal.
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The irs may consider them companion sitters if under a certqin ni ber of hours/week. You can find info on their website. You might check your home I surance and also if you should get workers comp though, even if not required.
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Yes, it's complicated, but only if you pay over a certain amount per year. Get the information from the right source... it's available on the web. I "did it right" many years ago for my mother... once you have everything set up, it's not hard. On the other hand many people just do "cash under the table." I've also done that kind of work years ago as an independent contractor and paid the tax and social security costs myself... in which case the person hiring you doesn't have to bother. Tax laws change over the years so you'll want to know the current regulations as well as taking into account how our society has changed... hence the advice for workman's compensation. Good advice above.
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Hw much time does this person sit with your mom? If only occasionally? Frequently? A full time job? A few hours a week?
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I agree, also check into insurance matters! Be sure you're keeping clear and detailed records, in the meantime.
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If only occasionally, wouldn't worry about it. Just like babysitting ur kids. Now, if ur keeping records thats different.
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So I think what you're asking to paraphrase is "how much federal and state tax to take out?" Actually, many do not worry about this...think about it...when you were a baby, your mother didn't pay you (well, maybe setting up a college fund). But the point is that many of us don't take funds from our elderly parents. H-E Double Hockey Sticks, they're just barely able to eke out a living as it is.
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Whitecrane: Could you please come back on here. I think my answer was on point.
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