Category Archives: Care-Givers

Get All the Paperwork

Today TaxMama® hears from someone else in the TaxQuips Forum who is being audited. “This person is being audited by IRS for a child tax credit. At this point, she can no longer locate the care provider to get her Social Security Number – the woman’s phone is disconnected. She didn’t get receipts for her […]

Domestic Disturbance

   Today TaxMama hears from David in Texas who needs guidance. “In the past, I employed a domestic worker and filed taxes for her. I gave her a W2, and submitted a W3 to the IRS. The IRS automatically sent me employer forms and instruction booklets this year. However, this year I no longer employee […]

Child Care

Today TaxMama hears from Jon in Texas, who tells us. “I work and my wife stays at home. We have our daughter enrolled in a religious affiliated mother’s day out/ pre-k program twice a week. Can the tuition for this be deducted as a childcare expense or such?”

Mom Care

Today TaxMama hears from Jo in West Virginia who tells us. “I took care of my mother after she was involved in a car wreck. Her auto insurance paid me for this. They have sent me a 1099-MISC form. Do I have to file this with my income tax return?”

Nanny Tax

Today TaxMama hears from Tom, who’d like to know. “Can you point my wife and me to any basic resource for information on tests to determine whether one needs to do withholding or taxes in general for nanny services? And, then, how to actually execute the necessary record keeping and filings.”

Nanny Tax

Today TaxMama hears from Tom, who’d like to know. “Can you point my wife and me to any basic resource for information on tests to determine whether one needs to do withholding or taxes in general for nanny services? And, then, how to actually execute the necessary record keeping and filings.”

Mama Sitter

Today TaxMama hears from Jo Ann in Missouri who tells us, “I was watching the Early Show and watched a tax expert who was talking about deductions of which people may not be aware. At the very end, he mentioned that if you have an adult dependent that needs what my friend calls “mamma sitters”, […]

Day Care Provider

Today Dede from Michigan tells us. “I am a newly licensed family home day care provider. I am overwhelmed by this tax business! Where in the world do I begin? I haven’t paid any taxes from my earnings yet, because I just don’t know how to begin or whom to contact about what forms or […]