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Where in the wages category do you report Cash income for an undocumented mother who files head of household.

phurtado1
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Cash income for undocumented parent, where do you report it

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TaxMonkey
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I am presuming that she did not receive a W-2.  So, if you want to go down the mis-classified employee route, you would file and SS-8, then Form 4852 - substitute for W-2, then Form 8919 for an employees share of payroll taxes.


Conversely, you may decide that she was in fact an independent contractor, and file a schedule C.  Reporting her "wages" as the gross proceeds.

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TaxMonkey
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I am presuming that she did not receive a W-2.  So, if you want to go down the mis-classified employee route, you would file and SS-8, then Form 4852 - substitute for W-2, then Form 8919 for an employees share of payroll taxes.


Conversely, you may decide that she was in fact an independent contractor, and file a schedule C.  Reporting her "wages" as the gross proceeds.

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MarciaB
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If you do both....that is a Substitute W-2 and a Form 8919, Lacerte seems to think they are two different incomes so the 1040 reflects the amount of income twice.  Or am I doing something wrong?

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