Mother in law and using DCFSA

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AkwardDoct@rd
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Mother in law and using DCFSA

Post by AkwardDoct@rd » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:12 pm

Hey all,

Couldn't find an full answer online so thought I would try the forum. My wife and I both work outside the home. Our mother in law moved in with use to help care for our infant. I have been paying her through the day care FSA (edited). My understanding was that since she is a family member I did not need to withhold taxes. However, what I can't find is whether or not I need to issue a 1099-misc. I have found conflicting things on the internet. Anyone with any experience in this issue? Also If I do need to file a 1099-misc any recommendations on the easiest way? Thank in advance!
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Not Law
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Re: Mother in law and using DCFSA

Post by Not Law » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:17 pm

DCFSA?

TwstdSista
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Re: Mother in law and using DCFSA

Post by TwstdSista » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:18 pm

Dependent Care FSA?

AkwardDoct@rd
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Re: Mother in law and using DCFSA

Post by AkwardDoct@rd » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:36 pm

Day Care flexible spending account but I have also seen it listed as dependent care flexible spending account. Not sure if there is a difference but the servicer for the account called it a day care flexible spending account

pshonore
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Re: Mother in law and using DCFSA

Post by pshonore » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:50 pm

Not a household employee but you will have to supply her name, address and SS# on your tax return; she will owe just SE taxes on it unless she has other income.

AkwardDoct@rd
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Re: Mother in law and using DCFSA

Post by AkwardDoct@rd » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:29 pm

pshonore wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Not a household employee but you will have to supply her name, address and SS# on your tax return; she will owe just SE taxes on it unless she has other income.

Do you know if there is a way to do this on turbotax?

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Re: Mother in law and using DCFSA

Post by mouses » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:01 pm

pshonore wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Not a household employee but you will have to supply her name, address and SS# on your tax return; she will owe just SE taxes on it unless she has other income.
SE self employed? I don't know what that includes, but does she not have to pay Social Security and various other things normally deducted from paychecks even if the OP is not required to withhold them?

pshonore
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Re: Mother in law and using DCFSA

Post by pshonore » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:56 am

AkwardDoct@rd wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:29 pm
pshonore wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Not a household employee but you will have to supply her name, address and SS# on your tax return; she will owe just SE taxes on it unless she has other income.

Do you know if there is a way to do this on turbotax?
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Re: Mother in law and using DCFSA

Post by clemrick » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:14 am

mouses wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:01 pm
pshonore wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Not a household employee but you will have to supply her name, address and SS# on your tax return; she will owe just SE taxes on it unless she has other income.
SE self employed? I don't know what that includes, but does she not have to pay Social Security and various other things normally deducted from paychecks even if the OP is not required to withhold them?
She will use Schedules C and SE (or their EZ versions) to report the income and the SE taxes.

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