My babysitter doesn't claim daycare on taxes: Advice?

What do I do if my babysitter doesn’t want to let me claim daycare on my taxes?

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They are your taxes. Do what you want

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How much are you paying a month?

If she’s not licensed, i don’t think you can claim daycare.

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And everyone who says claim anyways they need your social

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She can’t claim with out the women’s social which I’m sure she’s not going to give :roll_eyes:

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Do it anyway! If they wanna falsify taxes that’s on them. They’ll regret it in the end. They can’t tell you you’re not allowed to

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You would have had to have this prearranged beforehand and have her fill out a 1099. If she is refusing now, there is nothing you can do.

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You need the babysitters name address and social security number to claim the cost on your tax return.

I’m not from the US so a social security number is weird to me but from what I can gather, isn’t it something you’d ask for upon hiring said person?

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You cant do anything cuz I’m sure she never agreed to that in the first place and I doubt you had her fill out a 1099… so you’re pretty much out of luck

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Get another caregiver

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Turbo tax allowed me to put the daycare providers name in and how much I paid and the address. I bypassed the social. I ended up getting the papers needed, but no you don’t need the social.

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You people saying “just do it” really have no clue how taxes work do you

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This is what happens with cheap unlicensed child care

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She doesn’t have to be licensed to claim it as a deduction but you would need her info to allow you to do it. If she doesn’t give it to you then I’m pretty sure she can get in trouble for not reporting income. Daycares not cheap and you should be able to claim it.

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If you write a check then you can claim it.

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This is something that should have been addressed upon hiring. When I was a nanny. We talked about this beforehand. I personally don’t think it’s fair to do without you discussing it beforehand as she will be charged for the taxes that were never taken out of her paycheck, which she may have not budgeted for.

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You can still file. You won’t be able to efile and will need proof of payment made to her.

I claim mine every year and I have never had to give a name or a social security number for my sitters. And I have a professional CPA do my taxes every year.

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