I'm the daughter and I'm my mother's representative. I asked a friend to help with caretaking as it was needed unexpectedly. Mom is a dementia patient. We're only talking about 4 months but I asked her to do it as a favor for $10.00 an hr cash while I was at work. We have paid her with moms SS funds and some family support. Mom has not filed taxes for years since she has a very limited income about $1600.00 a mo. I want to do what is right and if that means paying my caregivers taxes then that's what I might have to do. If I classify her as a contractor who is issuing/submitting 1099? Me as the representative under my tax responsibilities or my mother? I am completely stressed out after reading these posts. "V"