I have errands that I have to run several times a week and sometimes doctors appointments for myself. My Mom is able to take care of her own personal needs so i really just need a companion or babysitter to watch her while I am gone.
Since my 22 year old daughter is home 3 days a week until graduation I have asked her to babysit grandma for me and paid her $10 an hour. During the summer my niece will be here to help me out when I need to leave and I will be paying her but is it okay to pay like this or do I have to do the whole 1099 thing or take out taxes etc? I do pay her with a check so I can keep track of how much is being spent on care.
All they are doing is keeping an eye on her to make sure she is okay as she sits on the patio or works in her garden or naps.