Do I pay taxes on babysitting? What form do I fill out?

Asked over 1 year ago - Monroe, NC

I babysat several children over a six month time frame . I worked for one family for approx . five months 25 hours per week .

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  1. Robert J. Hoffman


    Contributor Level 11


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    Answered . Yes, you are expected to pay taxes on income earned by babysitting. See pages 2-3 of Publication 525, attached below. To report income from childcare, you would include the money you earned on a form called Schedule C and attach it to your normal Form 1040 tax return. I've attached a copy of Schedule C below for your convenience.

    Robert Hoffman is a tax attorney licensed in California. The information presented here is general in nature and... more
  2. Brian Joseph Munson

    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . Mr. Hoffman has provided excellent advice. I would like to add that the Family should either provide you with a 1099 or a W-2.

    This answer does not establish an attorney-client relationship, Moreover, this attorney is Licensed to practiced... more

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