who can claim a child?
Asked by: vpalmer
my friend has a 2 yr old son and works off the books for as a nanny. she will not be filing taxes but lives with a relative who will be claiming her son on her taxes because they have lived there for more than 6 months and the relative pays more than 60% of expenses. However the child’s father works and will be claiming the child as well. What happens when the father files?
sorry I need to be more clear. My friend is a nanny for the relative who is her aunt. She is allowed to live with the aunt as long as she does all the household chores, cleaning, and takes care of the children. She gets $ 50/aweek for all of this. My friend will also babysit her friends kids from time to time but her aunt never documented payments and paid her cash. Should her aunt be paying her in a certain way that would allow my friend to claim her income?
The relative is a great aunt to the child and says she asked a tax expert if she could claim the child as a qualifying relative and was told yes. But the father did not know or consent to this (and neither did my friend) and the father wants to claim the child on his taxes now.
Her aunt pays her cash each week
The child is with the father 2-3 days a week also. If that makes a difference
How would my friend go about documenting her self emplyment? this may seem silly I am sorry but she was unaware of any of this and we are just questioning it now since the child’s great aunt claimed him without consent from mother or father and since the father now wants to claim the child. never had this issue before!