Hi. I’m a family member of a caregiver who has been gifted pay for taking care of my mother. Total income & rent paid last year was around $60K all paid as gifts out of my mother’s Trust. All payments made to caregiver and her husband and 2 kids were under $14K for 2018. I’ve been told that CPA is looking into the gifting being ‘perfectly legal’ because caregiver doesn’t want to pay tax (and was actually coercive in written form to avoid it, so I have an admission she refuses to pay tax on the income). Family didn’t provide tax forms (W-2 or 1099-MISC) because they believe gifting in this manner is legal and Medicare plus IRS wouldn’t question it. I’m not being paranoid about insisting the accounting be shown on the trust and that gifting income is confirmed as legal by the IRS as well as won’t harm the chance of my mom to be eligible for Medicaid? Those in charge of the trust are being very evasive and insisting it’s all above board. $60K of income tax-free?