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Would the independent caregivers for my parents be considered 1099 workers?
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If they are hired independently and not through a service, they would actually be considered "household employees" and should be issued W-2s. You'll also be responsible for remitting payroll taxes on their behalf. You'll need to complete Schedule H when you file your taxes to reconcile everything with the IRS.

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If they are hired independently and not through a service, they would actually be considered "household employees" and should be issued W-2s. You'll also be responsible for remitting payroll taxes on their behalf. You'll need to complete Schedule H when you file your taxes to reconcile everything with the IRS.

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