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I would like to hire a care provider for three hours a week to check on my mother. No physical help is needed just companionship. Do I really need to become an employer or can I hire on a 1099 basis?

Sam in Las Vegas, NV
June 10, 2019
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I am not sure what it means 1099 basis

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no you dont have to become a employer you can hire who you would like.

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You can hire whomever you choose. If possible, it is best to meet the person and make sure that they have good morals, and experience to back that up. I have testimonials which I often bring when meeting someone from large corporations which I worked for and also the private family members or former clients who can back up my words.

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of course you can hire 1099 basis. Especially its shorter hours. And you can talk about it with the caregiver.It depends what you talk about with the caregiver.

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You do not have to be an employer. 1099 works just fine.

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Annie in Dothan, AL
Oct. 5, 2019

I recommend you hire on a 1099 basis

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User in Katy, TX
Oct. 1, 2019

Just pay cash

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They can file their own taxes on the 1099

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Doris in Cleveland, MS
Sept. 29, 2019

yes you can hire on a 1099 basis

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David in Chenoa, IL
Sept. 27, 2019

No You can pay cash if you are not going to claim any of it at tax time.

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Rose in Gulfport, MS
Sept. 27, 2019

I BELIEVE AND THINK YOU SHOULD BECOME AN EMPLOYER. JUST INCASE THEIR WILL BE SOME OTHER ISSUES COMES UP IN THE FUTURE. BUT IF U ONLY DO IT FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME IT MAKE BE OK WITH A 1099. BUT TO BE SAFE AND SECURE WITH YOUR MOTHER I WOULD ADVISED PERSONALY TO DO BACKGROUND ON THEM IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THEM.

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This can be done on 1099 basis, the party would not be an employee but working as a contractor.

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User in San Diego, CA
Sept. 26, 2019

The care giver can be hired as an independent contractor and given a 1099 form at the end of the year. tx

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Jenifer in Westwood, NJ
Sept. 26, 2019

You can do either.

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it depends, since this is a family thing which is almost like babysitting; you can hire on a 1099 basis. but a background check is necessary and a legal contract should also be presented

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I believe 1099 as a contractor is fine.

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1099 BASIS IS YOUR BEST CHOICE

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Marybeth in Cocoa, FL
Sept. 23, 2019

I'm a out side contractor so I take care of my own taxes .

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Angela in Greenbelt, MD
Sept. 23, 2019

Short hours or long hours i believe you will still need to be an employer the method in which you decide to pay is up to you.

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Susie in Pensacola, FL
Sept. 23, 2019

yes you can hire on a 1099

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You can also choose to pay cash.

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Debby in De Soto, MO
Sept. 19, 2019

1099 basis

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User in Sandy, TX
Sept. 18, 2019

yes you can hire on a 1099 basis

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I am a upbeat kind,patient compassionate and gentle, caregiver. Many of my client's have had a multitude of health challenges. I live downtown Saint Petersburg and I would be happy to check in on your mom, Thank you, Kathleen Thank you

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Thaís in San Bruno, CA
Sept. 13, 2019

Hello parents, my name is Thais, I am 33 years old and I am looking for a full time position to start as soon as the last week of september. I am an educated, responsible, respectful, punctual, attentive, patient, collaborative and I love my job. I am single and have total availability for overtime including overnight, weekends and travel. In my free time I enjoy being with my friends, watch movies, listen to music, read and going to the beach. My goal is to find a family that I can contribute to the education and growth of the children and can have a good relationship and dialogue with the parents. I am also willing to do extra work for the harmony and proper functioning of the house, such as cooking, helping with the laundry and light cleaning. I can pass a drug test, background test and also provide references if required. I am currently working with a Newborn and my last week will be the last week of September. I have experience with newborns up to 5 year old children. I am a fan of the Montessori method and respectful parenting. My goal is to help you raise your child so they can grow happy and healthy. Thank you for reading my profile and I hope to hear back from you soon! Thais,

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You can hire either way

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Kristin in McKinney, TX
Sept. 11, 2019

1099 basis is fine

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Jolanda in Cohoes, NY
Sept. 11, 2019

You need to become an employer

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If the payment is $600 or more then you have to provide a 1099. One does not have to issue a W-2. Taxes always have to be paid to the government.

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Ruth in Charlotte, NC
Sept. 11, 2019

YES I WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU MOTHER.

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Kristin in Columbus, OH
Sept. 10, 2019

I am a CNA/HHA private home care worker and I have worked using 1099s, w2s, but I have also been paid cash for my services. When I have been paid cash for my work I just filed my taxes as self-employment and paid them myself at the end of the year. So it's actually just up to you. If you want to file on taxes on hiring a caregiver then contact an Accountant or CPA, but if not then you can just pay under the table so you don't even have to worry about the paperwork.

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you can hire on a 1099 basis

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Tiffany in Ogden, UT
Sept. 6, 2019

I think the majority of Professional Caregivers may feel that they are in business providing a service. They have expenses like training, certifications, supplies, gas, insurance, maintenance, sometimes groceries and other things. I charge $23 hour but we get a lot done and engage in conversation while doing things to stay active. Laundry, Cooking, Errands, Hairstyling, Gardening....

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User in Culpeper, VA
Sept. 6, 2019

It will have to be worth the travel time and the amount of money in order to accept a contract for a 1099 where they will have to pay their own taxes on just working for three hours.

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I can be hired on a 1099 basis.

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Loutie in Wantagh, NY
Sept. 4, 2019

You would still have to become a part time employer.

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User in Waldorf, MD
Sept. 4, 2019

You can hire on 1099 basis, but this may depend upon your state.

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sounds great!

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I think if you are paying someone for their service continuously you are their employer; and you can hire them on a 1099 basis.

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you can hire on contract basis

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Caren Lehe
Sept. 2, 2019

You can pay under the table or use a 1099. It is up to you.

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Rebecca in Coram, NY
Aug. 31, 2019

I've always enjoyed helping people. I began working with the disabled population when I was in my early twenties and decided to get my Home Health Aide certificate two years ago. I really enjoy this field and am grateful to have the privileged to help make a difference.

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Marilyn in Novi, MI
Aug. 30, 2019

You are able to hire on a 1099 basis

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You can hire on a 1099 basis.

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only if caregiver is contract then you would hire on 1099 basic-MISC WHICH IS A MISCELLANELOUS INCOME REPORTING

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Have you filled this position? If not give me a call I can start immediately if hired.

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Nika in Brooklyn, NY
Aug. 29, 2019

1099 is fine

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You can hire on a 1099 basis its for companionship only.

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1099 basic

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I am not sure what the answer is to this question. One would need to consult a tax attorney to get the best advice.

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Tiffany in Ogden, UT
Aug. 26, 2019

You can hire an independent Caregiver. They will most likely have the experience to pay their own taxes.

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Robert in Austin, TX
Aug. 25, 2019

I would think you could discuss that with an interested candidate

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I have done this on just a 1099 basis. some are willing to do so while others are not

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Contracting is fine, no need to be an employer

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Marie in Orlando, FL
Aug. 21, 2019

you can hire as a care giver

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you can hire on 1099

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You can definitely hire on a 1099 basis.

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Guy in Lake Lure, NC
Aug. 19, 2019

No, a 1099-MISC should be sufficient. In fact, often times the amount of hours worked is not important when determining when you need to be an employer. I work for many agencies, families, and groups sometimes in excess of 40 hours per week and am paid as an independent contractor. I do always recommend families do check with their local employment office as state laws vary. Good luck with your care provider search.

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1099 would be ok if both are in agreement

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User in Charlotte, NC
Aug. 17, 2019

YES YOU CAN HIRE ME AS 1099 I CAN WORK 3HR A DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY.

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Yes, you need to become an employer because a care provider is considered a household employee.

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uo to the client you can do either nor

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Yes, you can hire on a 1099 basis.

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You can hire on a 1099 basis if the caregiver is willing. You are still classified as a 'client' some people may say 'employer' as you are able to terminate the relationship at any time. It's all up to how the family and caregiver want to handle tax filing at the end of the year.

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Wesley in Ephrata, PA
Aug. 16, 2019

You can hire on a 1099 basis since you and the provided both will report on their taxes

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yes you can contact 1099

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No you can simply pay your caregiver and let them be responsible to report their own income. Its called self employed.

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Megan in Glendora, CA
Aug. 15, 2019

You would not need to become an employer! The job would be similar to watching children for a friend for a few hours.

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The best way to hire a care taker is through a provider agency. That prevents your from taking on the role as an employer and the liabilities that may come with that. According to possible state/Federal laws, when a person sets a schedule for an individual, they are assuming the role of an employer. In that role, you are suppose to be responsible for paying out workers comp and other related insurances that you can be held liable for. However, hiring a professional provider, eliminates the stress of being an employer. You can still get the hours you want without all the other liabilities.

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I am willing and trustworthy, carting for your Mother. I have the social interaction experience in this filed for nine years with previous clients.

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you can hire on 1099 basis.

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Angel in Spring, TX
Aug. 13, 2019

You can ask the care giver his preference. If he wants to fill out a 1099- Misc he will have to be responsible for his Tax Return document requirements such as SS deductions, etc. Also, he will be responsible for looking for his off-days reliever. If you decide to be an employer, you will be responsible to look for a provide a reliever for him, let him fill out the W-4 and I-90 forms. Better ask your Tax Preparer which is more appropriate method.

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hi my name is Marta i am intresting work from 3to 6 i have 25 years experience like caregiver

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Lucila in Hampton, NJ
Aug. 12, 2019

I cannot answer that cuestions I am sorry.

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No, the person can file taxes on their own..

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Tamila in Anaheim, CA
Aug. 11, 2019

You can hire on a 1099 basis. You might want to google what the total annual earning minimum is. You may not need to do the 1099 at all if it is under the total limit for the year.

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You can ask the care giver his preference. If he wants to fill out a 1099- Misc he will have to be responsible for his Tax Return document requirements such as SS deductions, etc. Also, he will be responsible for looking for his off-days reliever. If you decide to be an employer, you will be responsible to look for a provide a reliever for him, let him fill out the W-4 and I-90 forms. Better ask your Tax Preparer which is more appropriate method.

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You can do either one. If you become an employer, you will be responsible to look for a capable reliever for your regular out a W-4 and I-90 forms. If you go through the 1099 Miscellaneous Form, your regular caregiver will be responsible to look for his/her reliever. The client should consult this/her tax preparer which other forms to be filled out.

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Brenda in Dayton, TX
Aug. 10, 2019

1099 basis

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Yes everyone needs to be an employee through this website.

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You can hired a care.com caregiver either but personal or 1099 basis.

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Joy in Bronx, NY
Aug. 6, 2019

If someone is providing care in your home they should be treated as an employee. Therefore you will become an employer.

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No you do not there are variations of the 1099 forms you might need to simply ask the question you might be looking for.

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YOU CAN HIRE ON A 1099

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You can hire on a 1099 basis.

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Nancy in Fresno, CA
Aug. 4, 2019

No you do not need to become a employer or furnish a 1099. The caregiver is sub contracted and is theyre responsiblitity to file taxes

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i think sooo

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You can hire as you choose. Private contractor, for example.

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Yes, you can hire on a 1099 basis especially if someone is willing to go for 3 hours a week. You must take into consideration if this would really be beneficial for anyone who live more than a mile away from your mother.

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I wouldn't advise becoming an employer for only 3 hours a week.

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A 1099 employee is one that doesn't fall under normal employment classification rules. Independent contractors are 1099 employees. Instead of having a permanent worker that takes direction from the company, your business would use an independent contractor who works under their own guidance.If you need a permanent employee, the 1099 distinction is not correct. Someone who has to show up to the office, follow a company dress code and always answer to their supervisor is most likely a traditional employee.

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An individual can be hired on a 1099 basis which essentially makes them their own employer/contractor.

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You can hire an employee on 1099 basis.

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You can hire on a 1099 basis. Just be sure to have your caregiver(s) fill out the required forms upon hire- that way there is no discrepancy.

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Gloria in Oxnard, CA
July 27, 2019

First, keep in mind that the "general rule" is that business owners must issue a Form 1099-MISC to each person to whom you have paid at least $600 in rents, services (including parts and materials), prizes and awards, or other income payments. You don't need to issue 1099s for payment made for personal purposes.

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you could hire on a 1099 basis

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Best to hire on a 1099 basis. Documents both client and provider of services.

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Yes, you can, Private care caregivers are Independent contractors and are able and capable of filinng their own taxes many caregivers will.

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User in Houston, TX
July 22, 2019

yes you can hire on a 1099 basis

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User in Modesto, CA
July 22, 2019

Did you know that the caregiver's Response rate are really not accurate? If we do not have the last word to every conversation our percentage rates drop down.

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you can hire on a 1099 basis

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You can hire on a 1099 basis.

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Federal tax law requires you to become an employer if you will pay more than $2,100 in 2019,according to IRS Publication 926.

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the answer is ES you can go 1099

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You can hire on 1099 basis VINCENT

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yes you can do that

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Pamela in Roanoke, VA
July 18, 2019

You can hire on a 1099 basis.

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Betty in Paterson, NJ
July 16, 2019

hire on a 1099 basis

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I think you can, it is like having a baby sitter come in for a few hours which you run errands.

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Linda in Sartell, MN
July 13, 2019

you may hire on a 1099 basis for a care provider with three hours a week for companionship

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Felicia in Fresno, CA
July 13, 2019

yes you can use a 1099

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1099 basis.

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Judy in Isanti, MN
July 9, 2019

Dental surgery

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NEITHER. INTERVIEW AND HIRE WITH A COMMITTED SET RATE OF PAY @ 15.00 HR, NO MORE NO LESS.

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You can hire a 1099 basis!

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You can hire on a 1099 basis.

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Need to become an employer.

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Cara in Dekalb, IL
July 5, 2019

When it's time to hire a caregiver, it is tax deductible. If you want to write off a deduction for your taxes, it's covered on the 1099 form

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Laure in Edmonds, WA
July 5, 2019

NO! If you find the RIGHT Care.com person who believes in care as a wonderful human being who WANTS to help (there are LOTS of them). HUGS to you, we Care.com people love to help others, truly.

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I find so aggravating when i get to the "pay part of an interview and the applicant says "Nope i work for CASH only and ..But if they really want to work then they should be willing to do what is needed for the job.

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I know you you know how to become an employer just do the 1099 as a contractor job

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Yes you can hire on a 1099 basis.

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Asel in Medford, MA
July 2, 2019

I believe since there are no strict guidelines on how the job should be done , 1099 basis can be used.

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Janice in Venice, FL
July 2, 2019

Can hire on 1099 basis.

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You may hire a caregiver if you wish, you don't have to be an employer. Companionship is a common need for a client that caregivers can give.

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please i'm intersted in the position and ready to start at timeordate you wantme to start.

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