Tax obligation for housekeeper?
January 18, 2014 8:48 AM Subscribe
I have an occasional housekeeper who used to work for me very intermittently, and now it's becoming more of a regular thing. I estimate that in 2014 I will end up paying her approx. $2500. She is eager for me to report this income officially and do whatever my legal obligations are re: social security or whatever. I'm totally willing to do it - but have no idea how.
posted by BlahLaLa to Work & Money (24 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The gist is very simple: she's a citizen; when she comes to clean I give her $100 cash; we now have an every-other-week scenario in place so I'll be paying her more than I have in the past.
So what are my obligations, legally? And what is an easy way to accomplish it? I usually do my taxes with a professional, if that makes a difference.